huître

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See also: huitre

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French uistre, oistre, from Latin ostrea, from Ancient Greek ὄστρεον (óstreon). The h is unetymological (no h in the Latin ostrea), but it used to disambiguate the pronunciation in the times when u and v were variants of the same letter, cf. huit, huile.

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huître f (plural huîtres)

  1. oyster

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