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English noun: oyster

1. oyster (animal) marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters

Broader (hypernym)bivalve, lamellibranch, pelecypod

Narrower (hyponym)Anomia ephippium, blue point, bluepoint, capiz, Japanese oyster, Ostrea gigas, pearl oyster, Pinctada margaritifera, Placuna placenta, saddle oyster, seed oyster, Virginia oyster, window oyster, windowpane oyster

Part holonymhuitre, oyster

Member meronymfamily Ostreidae, Ostreidae

2. oyster (food) edible body of any of numerous oysters


Broader (hypernym)shellfish

Narrower (hyponym)blue point, bluepoint, oysters Rockefeller

Part meronymoyster

3. oyster (food) a small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl

Broader (hypernym)helping, portion, serving

Part meronymbird, fowl

English verb: oyster

1. oyster (contact) gather oysters, dig oysters

ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and oyster

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
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Broader (hypernym)collect, garner, gather, pull together

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