Olympia oyster

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noun Olym·pia oyster \ə-ˈlim-pē-ə-, ō-\

Definition of Olympia oyster

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of olympia oyster

Olympia, Washington


First Known Use: 1908


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