Olympia oyster

noun
Olym·​pia oyster | \ ə-ˈlim-pē-ə- How to pronounce Olympia oyster (audio) , ō- \

Definition of Olympia oyster

: 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

First Known Use of Olympia oyster

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Olympia oyster

Olympia, Washington

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The first known use of Olympia oyster was in 1908

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“Olympia oyster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Olympia%20oyster. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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