seed oyster

noun

Definition of seed oyster 

: a young oyster especially of a size for transplantation

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Factor in the seed oysters shipped across the nation and beyond, and the number jumps to the hundreds of millions. Richard Stenger, SFChronicle.com, "Everything you need to know about the oyster capital of California," 3 July 2018

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1839, in the meaning defined above

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