European flat oyster

noun
variants: or less commonly European flat or European oyster

Definition of European flat oyster

: a common, edible, flat-shelled European oyster (Ostrea edulis)

First Known Use of European flat oyster

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“European flat oyster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/European%20flat%20oyster. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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