Crustaceous
Crustaceous Crus*ta"ceous (kr?s-t?"sh?s; 97), a. [NL. crustaceous. See {crustacea}.] 1. Pertaining to, or of the nature of, crust or shell; having a crustlike shell. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Belonging to the Crustacea; crustacean. [1913 Webster]


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  • crustaceous — [krus tā′shəs] adj. [ModL crustaceus: see CRUSTACEAN] 1. of or like a crust 2. having a hard crust or shell 3. Zool. CRUSTACEAN …   English World dictionary

  • crustaceous — adjective Etymology: New Latin crustaceus, from Latin crusta crust, shell Date: circa 1646 of, relating to, having, or forming a crust or shell …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crustaceous — /kru stay sheuhs/, adj. 1. of the nature of or pertaining to a crust or shell. 2. crustacean. 3. having a hard covering or crust. [1640 50; < NL crustaceus (adj.) hard shelled. See CRUSTACEAN, ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • crustaceous — adjective /krʌsˈteɪʃəs/ Resembling a crustacean …   Wiktionary

  • crustaceous — a. Crustacean …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • crustaceous — crus·ta·ceous …   English syllables

  • crustaceous — crus•ta•ceous [[t]krʌˈsteɪ ʃəs[/t]] adj. 1) zool. of the nature of or pertaining to a crust or shell 2) zool. crustacean 3) having a hard covering or crust • Etymology: 1640–50; < NL crūstāceus (adj.) hard shelled. See crustacean, aceous …   From formal English to slang

  • crustaceous — /ˈkrʌsteɪʃəs/ (say krustayshuhs) adjective 1. of the nature of or relating to a crust or shell. 2. belonging to the Crustacea. 3. having a hard covering or crust. {New Latin crustāceus hard shelled} …   Australian English dictionary

  • crustaceous — adjective 1. of or belonging to the class Crustacea • Syn: ↑crustacean • Pertains to noun: ↑Crustacea (for: ↑crustacean), ↑Crustacea • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Semi crustaceous — Sem i crus*ta ceous, a. Half crustaceous; partially crustaceous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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