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Astragalus vs. Oyster

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Astragalusnoun

(skeleton) The anklebone.

Oysternoun

Any of certain marine bivalve mollusks, especially those of the family Ostreidae (the true oysters), usually found adhering to rocks or other fixed objects in shallow water along the seacoasts, or in brackish water in the mouth of rivers.

Astragalusnoun

(botany) A herb of the genus Astragalus.

Oysternoun

The delicate morsel of dark meat contained in a small cavity of the bone on each side of the lower part of the back of a fowl.

Astragalusnoun

The ankle bone, or hock bone; the bone of the tarsus which articulates with the tibia at the ankle.

Oysternoun

A pale beige color tinted with grey or pink, like that of an oyster.

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Astragalusnoun

A genus of papilionaceous plants, of the tribe Galegeæ, containing numerous species, two of which are called, in English, milk vetch and licorice vetch. Gum tragacanth is obtained from different oriental species, particularly the Astragalus gummifer and Astragalus verus.

Oysternoun

A person who keeps secrets.

Astragalusnoun

See Astragal, 1.

Oysternoun

A shoplifter.

Astragalusnoun

large genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of north temperate regions; largest genus in the family Leguminosae

Oysteradjective

Of a pale beige colour tinted with grey or pink, like that of an oyster.

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Astragalusnoun

the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint

Oysterverb

(intransitive) To fish for oysters.

Astragalus

Astragalus is a large genus of over 3,000 species of herbs and small shrubs, belonging to the legume family Fabaceae and the subfamily Faboideae. It is the largest genus of plants in terms of described species.

Oysternoun

Any marine bivalve mollusk of the genus Ostrea. They are usually found adhering to rocks or other fixed objects in shallow water along the seacoasts, or in brackish water in the mouth of rivers. The common European oyster (Ostrea edulis), and the American oyster (Ostrea Virginiana), are the most important species.

Oysternoun

A name popularly given to the delicate morsel contained in a small cavity of the bone on each side of the lower part of the back of a fowl.

Oysternoun

marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters

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Oysternoun

edible body of any of numerous oysters

Oysternoun

a small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl

Oysterverb

gather oysters, dig oysters

Oyster

Oyster is the common name for a number of different families of salt-water bivalve molluscs that live in marine or brackish habitats. In some species, the valves are highly calcified, and many are somewhat irregular in shape.

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