Olympia oyster

noun
Olym·​pia oyster | \ə-ˈlim-pē-ə-, 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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