Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

oyster bed

noun
1.
a place where oysters breed or are cultivated.
Origin of oyster bed
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for oyster bed
Historical Examples
  • They were walking in the direction of the oyster bed which Maseden had found overnight.

    His Unknown Wife Louis Tracy
  • It was full time: there was already an oyster bed forming on the floor.

  • At the same time, a volley of imprecations came from the thicket on shore, from the angry owners of the oyster bed.

    Jack Harvey's Adventures Ruel Perley Smith
  • Upon the oyster bed, again, is superimposed a second mass of lava, together with tuff or peperino.

  • First of all he offered to sell me the secret of the whereabouts of the oyster bed for fifty thousand dollars!

    Turned Adrift Harry Collingwood
  • A sloop, which was to land us at Kingscreek, struck an oyster bed, where we had to wait about two hours for the tide.

  • He watched the other man as he found the oyster bed and commenced to fill his basket with frantic haste.

    Gladiator Philip Wylie
  • Then we picked up Mac, and I lighted accidentally on this oyster bed, and we settled here.

    The Locusts' Years Mary Helen Fee
  • A little above the oyster bed is a band of hard-bluish septarian limestone.

British Dictionary definitions for oyster bed

oyster bed

noun
1.
a place, esp on the sea bed, where oysters breed and grow naturally or are cultivated for food or pearls Also called oyster bank, oyster park
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for oyster bed

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for oyster

9
8
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for oyster bed