oyster plant

noun

Examples of oyster plant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the early 1900s, three species of these wildflowers - the western salsify (T. dubius), the meadow salsify (T. pratensis), and the oyster plant (T. porrifolius) - were introduced to the United States from Europe. Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 19 Dec. 2011 Snake plants and oyster plants vie for space with natives. Kenneth Setzer, miamiherald, 20 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oyster plant was in 1812

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“Oyster plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oyster%20plant. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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