Olympia oyster

noun

Olym·​pia oyster ə-ˈlim-pē-ə- How to pronounce Olympia oyster (audio)
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: a small flavorful native oyster (Ostrea lurida) of the Puget Sound area of the Pacific coast of North America

called also Olympia

also : a related oyster (Ostrea conchaphila) of the Pacific coast of Mexico

Word History

Etymology

Olympia, Washington

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Olympia oyster was in 1908

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Cite this Entry

“Olympia oyster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Olympia%20oyster. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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