Most oystered


adjective Furniture.
veneered with matched flitches having a figure of concentric rings.

1910–15; oyster + -ed3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Word Origin & History

1357, from O.Fr. oistre (Fr. huître), from L. ostrea, pl. or fem. of ostreum "oyster," from Gk. ostreon, from PIE *ost- "bone" (see osseous). Related to Gk. ostrakon "hard shell" and to osteon "bone."
"Why then the world's mine Oyster, which I, with sword will open." [Shakespeare, "The Merry Wives of Windsor," II.ii.2]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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