• synonyms

prairie oyster

  1. a raw egg, or the yolk of a raw egg, often mixed with seasonings, as salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and used as a hangover remedy.
  2. the testis of a calf used as food.
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Origin of prairie oyster

First recorded in 1880–85
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Related Words for prairie oysters

heart, marrow, stomach, tongue, tripe, brains, chitlins, chitterlings, giblets, gizzard, kidneys, liver, pancreas, sweetbread, testis, thymus

British Dictionary definitions for prairie oysters

prairie oyster

  1. a drink consisting of raw unbeaten egg, vinegar or Worcester sauce (Worcester oyster), salt, and pepper: a supposed cure for a hangover
  2. the testicles of a bull calf cooked and eaten
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