Virginia oyster

noun

Definition of Virginia oyster

  1. :  eastern oyster; specifically :  an eastern oyster from the Chesapeake Bay or nearby waters With a big plate of milder Virginia oysters, go ahead and have a beer. — Michael Malone, Chicago Tribune, 13 Oct. 2004

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