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Ostrea, genus Ostrea(noun)
type genus of the family Ostreidae
Ostrea is a genus of edible oysters, marine bivalve mollusks in the family Ostreidae, the oysters. This is an ancient genus, as evidenced by the fossil record. At least one species within this genus, Ostrea lurida, has been recovered in archaeological excavations along the Central California coast of the Pacific Ocean, demonstrating it was a marine taxon exploited by the Native American Chumash people as a food source.
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A genus of oysters in the family OSTREIDAE, which includes the edible true oyster, Ostrea edulis.
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