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oyster

noun [C] uk   /ˈɔɪ.stər/  us   /-stɚ/
a large flat sea creature that lives in a shell, some types of which can be eaten either cooked or uncooked, and other types of which produce pearls (= small round white precious stones)
Translations of “oyster”
in Arabic مَحار…
in Korean 굴…
in Malaysian tiram…
in French huître…
in Turkish istiridye…
in Italian ostrica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 牡蠣,蠔…
in Russian устрица…
in Polish ostryga…
in Vietnamese con hàu…
in Spanish ostra…
in Portuguese ostra…
in Thai หอยนางรม…
in German die Auster…
in Catalan ostra…
in Japanese (貝の)カキ…
in Indonesian tiram…
in Chinese (Simplified) 牡蛎,蚝…
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