seed oyster


: a young oyster especially of a size for transplantation

Example Sentences

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,, 3 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seed oyster was in 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Seed oyster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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