crustaceous

[ kruh-stey-shuhs ]

adjective
  1. of the nature of or pertaining to a crust or shell.

  1. having a hard covering or crust.

Origin of crustaceous

1
First recorded in 1640–50, crustaceous is from the New Latin word crūstāceus (adj.) hard-shelled. See crustacean, -aceous

Other words from crustaceous

  • non·crus·ta·ceous, adjective

Words Nearby crustaceous

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British Dictionary definitions for crustaceous

crustaceous

/ (krʌˈsteɪʃəs) /


adjective
  1. forming, resembling, or possessing a surrounding crust or shell

  2. zoology another word for crustacean (def. 2)

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