oyster bed

  1. a place where oysters breed or are cultivated.

Origin of oyster bed

First recorded in 1585–95

Words Nearby oyster bed

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How to use oyster bed in a sentence

  • In short, this was not the pearl-oyster bed which had brought the two friends the greater part of the way around the globe.

    Adrift on the Pacific | Edward S. Ellis
  • This idea comes from the fact that an oyster-bed may be free from them one day and the next be covered by these pests.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide | Augusta Foote Arnold
  • Part of the moat had become an oyster-bed and was so filled up as to be fordable.

  • The oyster-bed among the rocks was frequently renewed, and furnished excellent molluscs.

    Abandoned | Jules Verne

British Dictionary definitions for oyster bed

oyster bed

  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

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