Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling an oyster or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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oyster +‎ -like

Examples

  • And if it does, come to think of it, would it be any less off-putting than a handful of popcorn filling your mouth with slippery, oysterlike flavors?

    Gastronomy

  • The new inhabitant -- who came himself from a foreign land, or whose father or grandfather came -- has little claim to be called a Salemite; he has no conception of the oysterlike tenacity with which an old settler, over whom his third century is creeping, clings to the spot where his successive generations have been imbedded.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • The whole composition has been invigorated, even the background, which now has an oysterlike sheen.

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  • The new inhabitant ” who came himself from a foreign land, or whose father or grandfather came ” has little claim to be called a Salemite; he has no conception of the oysterlike tenacity with which an old settler, over whom his third century is creeping, clings to the spot where his successive generations have been imbedded.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

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