Definition of Virginia oyster
: 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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