- huitre (1990 spelling reform)
From Old French uistre, oistre, from Latin ostrea, from Ancient Greek ὄστρεον (óstreon). The h is unetymological (no h in the Latin ostrea) perhaps under the influence of words such as huit (“eight”) which was originally spelled uit.
- (mute h) IPA(key): /ɥitʁ/
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- (Louisiana) IPA(key): /zwit/
- Rhymes: -itʁ
- Homophones: huitre, huitres, huîtres
huître f (plural huîtres)