Definition of wing oyster in English:

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wing oyster

noun

An edible marine bivalve mollusk with a fragile flattened shell, the hinge of which bears winglike projections.
  • Family Pteridae: Pteria and other genera
Example sentences
  • The superstructure is covered in wing oysters.
  • The Mabe oyster is a penguin wing oyster that produces blister pearls with better luster, iridescence, and color than other species.
  • Fringing the rocks are sea whips with wing oysters clinging to them.

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Syllabification: wing oys·ter

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