seed oyster


noun

a very young oyster, especially one used in the cultivating and transplanting of an oyster bed.

Nearby words

  1. seed coral,
  2. seed corn,
  3. seed fern,
  4. seed leaf,
  5. seed money,
  6. seed pearl,
  7. seed plant,
  8. seed pod,
  9. seed potato,
  10. seed shrimp

Origin of seed oyster

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for seed oyster

seed oyster

noun

a young oyster, esp a cultivated oyster, ready for transplantation
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