scuttle mouther

/SKUH-tuhl mowdhs/
[English] plural scuttle mouths

An obsolete term for large flat oyster with a coarse, heavy shell which sometimes masquerades as a native, once called scuttle mouths (in France pieds de cheval) both accurately descriptive terms. These are aged ‘wild’ native oysters which have grown unattended on natural beds, unlike the refined managed natives which will have been moved to estuarine waters for fattening. Oyster beds are made and managed.

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