seed oyster

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

Origin:
1880–85

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seed oyster
 
n
a young oyster, esp a cultivated oyster, ready for transplantation

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The fashionable oyster needs a year to grow from the seed oyster to its proper size.
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