pearl oyster


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pearl oyster

n.
Any of several marine bivalve mollusks of the family Pteriidae and especially of the genus Pinctada that produce commercially harvested pearls.

pearl oyster

n
(Animals) any of various tropical marine bivalves of the genus Pinctada and related genera: a major source of pearls

pearl′ oys`ter


n.
any of several marine bivalve mollusks of the family Pteriidae, inhabiting tropical waters, some of which form pearls of great value.
[1685–95]
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Noun1.pearl oyster - tropical marine bivalve found chiefly off eastern Asia and Pacific coast of North America and Central Americapearl oyster - tropical marine bivalve found chiefly off eastern Asia and Pacific coast of North America and Central America; a major source of pearls
oyster - marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters
genus Pinctada, Pinctada - pearl oysters
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