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crustaceous

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adjective crus·ta·ceous \-shəs\

Definition of crustaceous

  1. :  of, relating to, having, or forming a crust or shell



Origin and Etymology of crustaceous

New Latin crustaceus, from Latin crusta crust, shell


First Known Use: circa 1646


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