American oyster

noun

Definition of American oyster

: eastern oyster Many of the creatures from John Smith's time—migrating shad, prehistoric-looking sturgeon, huge reefs of American oysters—are now barely tolerated guests in their native ecosystem.— David A. Fahrenthold, Washington Post, 8 July 2007

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First Known Use of American oyster

1807, in the meaning defined above

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“American oyster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20oyster. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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