Atlantic oyster


Definition of Atlantic oyster

: eastern oyster Overfishing and pollution were almost the ruin of Atlantic oysters, so the return of healthy oyster fisheries makes the bivalve's presence at the holiday table something to celebrate.— Irene Sax, Saveur, November 2008

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First Known Use of Atlantic oyster

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Atlantic oyster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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