Meaning of raccoon oyster in English:

raccoon oyster

noun

historical US
  • The coon or frond oyster, Dendrostrea frons, a small, brown-shelled oyster found off south-eastern North America, especially among mangroves, and often eaten by raccoons.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John James Audubon (1785–1851), naturalist and artist.