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oys·ter

oyster

 
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definition: a small animal with a soft body and a hard shell in two pieces. Oysters have a rough shell with a very shiny inside, where pearls sometimes grow. Oysters live in shallow ocean water. They are mollusks and are closely related to clams and mussels. People eat some kinds of oysters.
 
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