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Definition: Oyster wife
(ois"t[~e]r), n. [OF. oistre, F. hu[^i]tre, L.
ostrea, ostreum, Gr. 'o`streon; prob. akin to 'ostre`on bone,
the oyster being so named from its shell. Cf. Osseous
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any marine bivalve mollusk of the genus Ostrea.
They are usually found adhering to rocks or other fixed
objects in shallow water along the seacoasts, or in
brackish water in the mouth of rivers. The common European
oyster (Ostrea edulis
), and the American oyster (Ostrea Virginiana
), are the most important species.
2. A name popularly given to the delicate morsel contained in
a small cavity of the bone on each side of the lower part
of the back of a fowl.
(Zo["o]l.), any species of the genus
, and allied genera, found in rivers of Africa
and South America. They are irregular in form, and attach
themselves to rocks like oysters, but they have a pearly
interior, and are allied to the fresh-water mussels.
, a breeding place for oysters; a place in a
tidal river or other water on or near the seashore, where
oysters are deposited to grow and fatten for market. See
(Zo["o]l.), See oystercatcher
(Zo["o]l.) a small crab (Pinnotheres ostreum
which lives as a commensal in the gill cavity of the
, a rake or small dragnet for bringing up
oysters from the bottom of the sea.
(a) The tautog.
(b) The toadfish.
(a) A plant of the genus Tragopogon
), the root of which, when cooked,
somewhat resembles the oyster in taste; salsify; --
called also vegetable oyster
(b) A plant found on the seacoast of Northern Europe,
America and Asia (Mertensia maritima
), the fresh
leaves of which have a strong flavor of oysters.
. (Zo["o]l.) Same as oystercatcher
(Zo["o]l.), the shell of an oyster.
, Oyster wife
, Oyster women
, a women who
deals in oysters.
. (Zo["o]l.) See under Pearl
(Zo["o]l.), any spiny marine shell of the