One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of the nature of an oyster or oyster-shell; resembling or characteristic of an oyster; oyster-like.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Ralph Cudworth (1617–1688), philosopher and theologian. From classical Latin ostrea oyster + -aceous, after crustaceous. Compare ostraceous.
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