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Definition 1: marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters - [noun denoting animal]

(oyster is a kind of ...) marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together

(... is a kind of oyster ) marine bivalve common in Philippine coastal waters characterized by a large thin flat translucent shell

(... is a kind of oyster ) thin-shelled bivalve having the right valve deeply notched

(... is a kind of oyster ) tropical marine bivalve found chiefly off eastern Asia and Pacific coast of North America and Central America; a major source of pearls

(... is a kind of oyster ) common edible oyster of Atlantic coast of North America

(... is a kind of oyster ) a large oyster native to Japan and introduced along the Pacific coast of the United States; a candidate for introduction in Chesapeake Bay

(... is a kind of oyster ) small edible oyster typically from the southern shore of Long Island

(... is a kind of oyster ) a young oyster especially of a size for transplantation

(oyster is a part of ...) edible body of any of numerous oysters

(... is a member of oyster) oysters

Definition 2: edible body of any of numerous oysters - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for oyster in the sense of this definition

(oyster is a kind of ...) meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)

(... is a kind of oyster ) oysters spread with butter and spinach and seasonings and baked on the half shell

(... is a kind of oyster ) oysters originally from Long Island Sound but now from anywhere along the northeastern seacoast; usually eaten raw

(... is part of oyster) marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters

Definition 3: a small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl - [noun denoting food]

(oyster is a kind of ...) an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal

"the helpings were all small" "his portion was larger than hers" "there's enough for two servings each"

(... is part of oyster) the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food

Definition 4: gather oysters, dig oysters - [verb of contact]

(oyster is a kind of ...) assemble or get together

"gather some stones" "pull your thoughts together"

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