- Empty oyster shells and other substances laid down on oyster grounds to furnish points for the attachment of the spawn of the oyster.
- Young or seed oysters together with the shells and other objects to which they are usually attached.
- Rubbish; debris; refuse.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.