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noun 
  1. Any marine bivalve mollusk of the Family Ostreidae, usually found adhering to rocks or other fixed objects in shallow water along the seacoasts, or in brackish water in the mouth of rivers.
  2. A name popularly given to the delicate morsel of dark meat contained in a small cavity of the bone on each side of the lower part of the back of a fowl.
  3. (color) a pale beige colour tinted with grey or pink, like that of an oyster.
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    1. (slang) A person who keeps the secrets trusted to him,
Translations: 
  • French: huí®tre
  • German: Auster
  • Italian: ostrica
  • Spanish: ostra
adjective 
  1. (color) of a pale beige colour tinted with grey or pink, like that of an oyster.
Etymology: ostre, from ostrea; reinforced or superceded in Middle English by Anglo-Norman oistre, oistre, uistre (modern French huítre), from ostrea, from Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (related to (polytonic, á) "bone", (polytonic, á) "shell").


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