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crustaceous

[ kruh-stey-shuhs ]
/ krʌˈsteɪ ʃəs /
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adjective

of the nature of or pertaining to a crust or shell.
having a hard covering or crust.

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Origin of crustaceous

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
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British Dictionary definitions for crustaceous

crustaceous
/ (krʌˈsteɪʃəs) /

adjective

forming, resembling, or possessing a surrounding crust or shell
zoology another word for crustacean (def. 2)
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