box oyster

noun

Definition of box oyster 

: a choice large oyster

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for box oyster

box entry 2 + oyster; from being shipped in boxes rather than in barrels

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about box oyster

Share box oyster

Dictionary Entries near box oyster

box oak

box off

box office

box oyster

box pew

box pleat

box press

Statistics for box oyster

Look-up Popularity

Comments on box oyster

What made you want to look up box oyster? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

having a pattern of small flowers

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!