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oyster bed

a place where oysters breed or are cultivated.
Origin of oyster bed
First recorded in 1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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

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
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