HyperDic: pearl_oyster

English > 1 sense of the expression pearl oyster:
NOUNanimalpearl oyster, Pinctada margaritiferatropical marine bivalve found chiefly off eastern Asia and Pacific coast of North America and Central America
English > pearl oyster: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningTropical marine bivalve found chiefly off eastern Asia and Pacific coast of North America and Central America; a major source of pearls.
SynonymPinctada margaritifera
Member ofPinctada, genus Pinctadapearl oysters
Broaderoystermarine mollusks having a rough irregular shell
Spanishmadreperla
Catalanostra perlera

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