oyster bed

noun

: a place where oysters grow or are cultivated

Examples of oyster bed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Splurge on a multi-bedroom villa to enjoy privacy and access to one of the most scenic private beaches in the region, Bay Pines, where guests can enjoy picture-perfect sunsets, bonfires, and oyster bed tours. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 26 June 2024 Don’t worry, the ghosts aren’t too bothersome here—there are plenty of modern touches across the 429-acre resort including paddle boarding, oyster bed tours, and a Beach Bar which on clear days offers views across Cape Cod Bay all the way to Provincetown. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 Apr. 2023 His nonprofit restores New York Harbor’s once-resplendent underwater landscape by cultivating oyster beds that filter the water and kneecap wave and storm surge energy. Bill Kearney, Miami Herald, 27 Mar. 2024 His family’s oyster beds in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, had been wiped out by a red tide that hit the coast in 1987. Patrick Huyghe, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 See all Example Sentences for oyster bed 

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Word History

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oyster bed was in 1591

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“Oyster bed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oyster%20bed. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

oyster bed

noun
: a place where oysters grow or are cultivated
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