from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling oysters.


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  • * (* It would not have been surprising in this oysterous, boisterous town (as Hook christened it) to find M. Houdin astonishing the natives, but the contrary, it appears, took place: the natives decidedly astonished him.)

    Memoirs of Robert-Houdin Houdin, Robert 1858


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  • The eyes, once an irresistible hazel-green, were now oysterous.

    --Vladimir Nabokov, 1974, Look at the Harlequins! p. 227

    June 13, 2009