Part of speech: noun

An edible salt water bivalve.

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Usage examples "oyster":

  1. Jewel or oyster- shell, it is ours. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. The sound of the mare's feet on the oyster- shell path outside his cabin brought Fogarty, a tall, thin, weather- beaten fisherman, to the door. - "The Tides of Barnegat", F. Hopkinson Smith.
  3. If once they know, it always leave taste in mouth, same as bad oyster. - "The Yellow God An Idol of Africa", H. Rider Haggard.