Definition of oyster bed in English:

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oyster bed

Pronunciation: /ˈoistər ˌbed/


A part of the sea bottom where oysters breed or are bred.
Example sentences
  • This three-foot-wide creature, which lives solely on hard-shelled mollusks, is a scourge of oystermen; a school of 3,000 rays can pick an oyster bed clean in an afternoon.
  • His astute observational powers and intuition enabled him to recognize that the diamonds were stratigraphically concentrated in an ancient oyster bed located in ancient wave-cut terraces.
  • The plane then cartwheeled and pirouetted before smashing into an oyster bed on its back.
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