oyster bed
noun Date: 1591 a place where oysters grow or are cultivated

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Oyster bed — Oyster Oys ter (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}, {Ostracize}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any marine bivalve mollusk of the genus …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oyster bed — oyster beds N COUNT An oyster bed is a place where oysters breed and grow naturally or are kept for food or pearls …   English dictionary

  • oyster bed — n an area at the bottom of the sea where oysters live …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oyster bed — oyster ,bed noun count an area at the bottom of the ocean where there are a lot of oysters …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • oyster bed — n. a place on the ocean floor naturally suited to, or artificially prepared for, the breeding of oysters …   English World dictionary

  • oyster bed — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms oyster bed : singular oyster bed plural oyster beds an area at the bottom of the sea where there are a lot of oysters …   English dictionary

  • oyster bed — noun a workplace where oysters are bred and grown • Syn: ↑oyster bank, ↑oyster park • Hypernyms: ↑workplace, ↑work * * * noun, pl ⋯ beds [count] : a place in the ocean where oysters grow …   Useful english dictionary

  • oyster bed — area in the ocean floor where oysters breed naturally or are raised; oyster bank …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oyster bed — oys′ter bed n. a place where oysters breed or are cultivated …   From formal English to slang

  • oyster bed — /ˈɔɪstə bɛd/ (say oystuh bed) noun a place where oysters breed or are cultivated …   Australian English dictionary

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