Definition of wing oyster in English:

wing oyster

Syllabification: wing oys·ter


  • An edible marine bivalve mollusk with a fragile flattened shell, the hinge of which bears winglike projections.
    • Family Pteridae: Pteria and other genera
    More 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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