Tree oyster

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tree oyster (Zoöl) a small American oyster (Ostrea folium) which adheres to the roots of the mangrove tree; -- called also raccoon oyster.
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Usage

In literature:

I have seen oysters grow on fruit-trees before now, but never an anchor in a rose-garden.
"Westward Ho!" by Charles Kingsley
The lobster-trees appeared the richest, but the crab and oysters were the tallest.
"The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen" by Rudolph Erich Raspe
Here the trees were encrusted with oysters, and the shore covered to a great depth with oyster shells.
"The Logbooks of the Lady Nelson" by Ida Lee
We found here a few oysters on the Mangrove trees near the sea-shore, within reach of the tide.
"A Voyage Round the World, Vol. I" by James Holman
Oysters on trees at last!
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
This was called "Tranquillity," a fine large place near Oyster Bay, set in a grove of beautiful trees.
"American Boy's Life of Theodore Roosevelt" by Edward Stratemeyer
The roots of the trees were also covered with mussels, oysters, and other Crustacea.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Rowing about the oyster beds at Arcachon one notices that they are fringed with small twigs of fir trees.
"Faces and Places" by Henry William Lucy
Thus it has been said, half in fable and half in truth, that the trees in New Zealand bear oysters!
"Under the Southern Cross" by Maturin M. Ballou
I never saw oysters growing on trees.
"Latitude 19 degree" by Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
Funny idea, but these oysters, many of them, are grown on trees!
"Equatorial America" by Maturin M. Ballou
Oysters growing on a tree indeed!
"Wild Life in the Land of the Giants" by Gordon Stables
The mangrove-trees are washed by the tide, and to their tortuous roots oysters adhere, which may be gathered at low water.
"Wild Adventures round the Pole" by Gordon Stables
Of the former kind is his account of oysters growing on trees.
"Oregon and Eldorado" by Thomas Bulfinch
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In news:

41 m ago Downed tree on NY 107 southbound at Old Wheatley Road in Oyster Bay all lanes closed.
A growth of oyster fungi sticks out from a dead tree on a June day.
38 m ago Downed tree on NY 107 southbound at Old Wheatley Road in Oyster Bay all lanes closed.
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