prairie oyster


noun

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.
the testis of a calf used as food.

Nearby words

  1. prairie dog,
  2. prairie falcon,
  3. prairie fowl,
  4. prairie lily,
  5. prairie owl,
  6. prairie pointer,
  7. prairie provinces,
  8. prairie rattlesnake,
  9. prairie rose,
  10. prairie school


Origin of prairie oyster

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for prairie oyster

prairie oyster

noun

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