seed oyster

noun

Definition of seed oyster

: a young oyster especially of a size for transplantation

Examples of seed oyster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zirlott used to buy seed oysters from Auburn University. al, 23 May 2019 Factor in the seed oysters shipped across the nation and beyond, and the number jumps to the hundreds of millions. Richard Stenger, SFChronicle.com, 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of seed oyster

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seed oyster was in 1839

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“Seed oyster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seed%20oyster. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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