Ostrea

noun Os·trea \ˈästrēə\

Definition of Ostrea

  1. :  the type genus of the family Ostreidae including those oysters (as the European oyster) that retain eggs in the parent's gills during early stages of development — compare crassostrea

ostreaceous

\¦ästrē¦āshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of ostrea

New Latin, from Latin, oyster


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