verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of crust
Related Words for crustlayer, surface, skin, bloom, shell, covering, coat, rind, band, outside, edge, concretion, verge, hull, integument, border, film, scab, incrustation, encrustation
Examples from the Web for crust
Contemporary Examples of crust
It has French ingredients like leeks and tarragon, and I use puff pastry to make the crust easy!Make These Barefoot Contessa Chicken Pot Pies
November 29, 2014
Think all-tequila margaritas, carne asada tacos spritzed with lemon, key lime pies that are mounds of crust and nothing more.Limepocalypse! Inside the Great Lime Shortage of 2014
April 30, 2014
The crust was stuffed with cheese and pepperoni, Italian sausage, and bacon.Pizza Hut’s Evil Genius
April 4, 2013
Also has handy circles marked to make it easy to roll out your crust to the right size.The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide
December 13, 2012
Take the pot and place it on a damp surface for a few minutes to free up the crust.Persian New Year Celebration With Author Azar Nafisi
Karen Fragala Smith
March 23, 2011
Historical Examples of crust
The crust of toast may be trimmed off or left on, as desired.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
It was brown as to crust, and flaky and light as to interior.In the Midst of Alarms
Lay in the bottom of the tureen some slices of bread without the crust.
Make some thin slices of toast, having cut off all the crust.
This will form a crust over it, and prevent evaporation of the juices.
- the hard outer part of bread
- a piece of bread consisting mainly of this
Word Origin for crust
early 14c., "hard outer part of bread," from Old French crouste (13c., Modern French croûte) and directly from Latin crusta "rind, crust, shell, bark," from PIE *krus-to- "that which has been hardened," from root *kreus- "to begin to freeze, form a crust" (cf. Sanskrit krud- "make hard, thicken;" Avestan xruzdra- "hard;" Greek krystallos "ice, crystal," kryos "icy cold, frost;" Lettish kruwesis "frozen mud;" Old High German hrosa "ice, crust;" Old English hruse "earth;" Old Norse hroðr "scurf"). Meaning "outer shell of the earth" is from 1550s.
late 14c.; see crust (n.). Related: Crusted; crusting.
see upper crust.