Ostrea

noun
Os·​trea | \ ˈästrēə \

Definition of Ostrea

: 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

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Other Words from Ostrea

ostreaceous \ ¦ästrē¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Ostrea

New Latin, from Latin, oyster

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“Ostrea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ostrea. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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