Atlantic oyster

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Atlantic oyster was in 1857

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“Atlantic oyster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Atlantic%20oyster. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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