Japanese oyster

noun

Definition of Japanese oyster

: a large oyster (Ostrea gigas) that is native to the coast of Japan and that has been introduced along the Pacific coast of North America where it is maintained by repeated planting of spat from the natural habitat

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“Japanese oyster.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20oyster. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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