seed oyster

a very young oyster, especially one used in the cultivating and transplanting of an oyster bed.

1880–85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To seed oyster
World English Dictionary
seed oyster
a young oyster, esp a cultivated oyster, ready for transplantation

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The fashionable oyster needs a year to grow from the seed oyster to its proper size.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature