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Noun: oyster  oy-stu(r)
  1. Marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters
  2. Edible body of any of numerous oysters
    - huitre
  3. A small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl
Verb: oyster  oy-stu(r)
  1. Gather oysters, dig oysters

Derived forms: oysters, oystering, oystered

Type of: bivalve, collect, garner, gather, helping, lamellibranch, pelecypod, portion, pull together, serving, shellfish

Part of: bird, family Ostreidae, fowl, Ostreidae

Encyclopedia: Oyster, Virginia