oys·​ter·​ing | \ ˈȯi-st(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce oystering (audio) \

Definition of oystering

: the act or business of taking oysters for the market or for food

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Recent Examples on the Web Nelson said that compared to shrimping, oystering doesn’t require much in the way of specialized equipment, so the buy-in is low. al, "Alabama oyster harvesters back at work after lost year," 3 Jan. 2020 Visiting Suwannee, kids learn about being on the water and where food comes from by fishing, crabbing and oystering. Nancy Moreland, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Dixie County: Town of Suwannee defies the Digital Age," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of oystering

1662, in the meaning defined above

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“Oystering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oystering. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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