oysters Rockefeller

plural noun
oysters Rocke·fel·ler | \-ˈrä-ki-ˌfe-lər \

Definition of oysters Rockefeller 

: a dish of oysters on the half shell cooked with various savory toppings typically including chopped spinach and a seasoned sauce

First Known Use of oysters Rockefeller

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oysters Rockefeller

probably from John D. Rockefeller †1937

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The first known use of oysters Rockefeller was in 1939

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English Language Learners Definition of oysters Rockefeller

: cooked oysters that are covered with various toppings (such as spinach) and a buttery sauce and served on their shells

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