Associations to the word «Oyster»


OYSTER, noun. Any of certain marine bivalve mollusks, especially those of the family Ostreidae (the true oysters), usually found adhering to rocks or other fixed objects in shallow water along the seacoasts, or in brackish water in the mouth of rivers.
OYSTER, noun. The delicate morsel of dark meat contained in a small cavity of the bone on each side of the lower part of the back of a fowl.
OYSTER, noun. A pale beige color tinted with grey or pink, like that of an oyster.
OYSTER, noun. (colloquial) (by analogy) A person who keeps secrets.
OYSTER, adjective. Of a pale beige colour tinted with grey or pink, like that of an oyster.
OYSTER, verb. (intransitive) To fish for oysters.
OYSTER BALL, noun. An ostreolith.
OYSTER BALLS, noun. Plural of oyster ball
OYSTER BED, noun. A place on the seabed where oysters are grown to be harvested
OYSTER BEDS, noun. Plural of oyster bed
OYSTER CARD, noun. A contactless smart card, introduced in 2003, used to pay for public transport in the Greater London area.
OYSTER CARDS, noun. Plural of Oyster card
OYSTER CRAB, noun. Zaops ostreus, a small whitish or translucent crab found inside oysters.
OYSTER CRACKER, noun. A small, dry, usually round or hexagonal cracker.
OYSTER CRACKERS, noun. Plural of oyster cracker
OYSTER DRILL, noun. A type of sea snail, Urosalpinx cinerea (and others in subfamily Ocenebrinae, such as genera Urosalpinx, Eurpleura, and Ocenebra), that uses an eversible gland to soften its prey's shell, and then drill a hole in the shell to consume the oyster or other shellfish.
OYSTER DRILLS, noun. Plural of oyster drill
OYSTER FARM, noun. A place where oysters are raised for human consumption.
OYSTER FARMS, noun. Plural of oyster farm
OYSTER KNIFE, noun. A knife with a short, thick blade, used to pry open oysters and separate the meat from the shell.
OYSTER KNIVES, noun. Plural of oyster knife
OYSTER MUSHROOM, noun. (US) The mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus, which in the wild grows chiefly on hardwood trees, and is cultivated for food.
OYSTER MUSHROOM, noun. Any of several mushrooms of the genus Pleurotus cultivated for food.
OYSTER MUSHROOMS, noun. Plural of oyster mushroom
OYSTER PLANT, noun. Acanthus mollis, (bear's breeches), native to the Mediterranean
OYSTER PLANT, noun. Mertensia maritima (oysterleaf, sea lungwort, sea bluebells), native to Europe and North America with leaves said to taste like oysters
OYSTER PLANT, noun. Scorzonera hispanica (black salsify, black oyster plant), cultivated for its dark-skinned edible root
OYSTER PLANT, noun. Tragopogon porrifolius (common salsify, vegetable oyster, purple salsify, Jerusalem star), cultivated for its light-skinned edible root
OYSTER PLANT, noun. Tradescantia spathacea (formerly Tradescantia discolor) (oyster herb, boatlily, Moses in a basket, cradle lily, Moses in his cradle, Moses on a raft, Moses in the bulrushes, men in a boat, Moses-in-cradle, salsify
OYSTER ROCKEFELLER, noun. (chiefly in the plural) A baked or broiled oyster topped with various other ingredients: often parsley and other green herbs, a rich butter sauce and breadcrumbs.
OYSTER SAUCE, noun. A rich viscid sauce made from oysters and brine, used in Chinese cooking
OYSTER SHOOTER, noun. A cocktail made of oysters, hot sauce, vodka and a variety of other ingredients.
OYSTER WIFE, noun. (archaic) A woman who deals in oysters.

Dictionary definition

OYSTER, noun. Marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters.
OYSTER, noun. Edible body of any of numerous oysters.
OYSTER, noun. A small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl.
OYSTER, verb. Gather oysters, dig oysters.

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