Simple Definition of crust
: the hard outer surface of bread
: the outside part of a pie
: the bread that is used to make a pizza
Full Definition of crust
1 a : the hardened exterior or surface part of bread b : a piece of this or of bread grown dry or hard
2 : the pastry cover of a pie
3 : a hard or brittle external coat or covering: as a : a hard surface layer (as of soil or snow) b : the outer part of a planet, moon, or asteroid composed essentially of crystalline rocks c : a deposit built up on the interior surface of a wine bottle during long aging d : an encrusting deposit (as of the eye) of dried secretions or exudate; also : scab
Examples of crust
Her children prefer to eat their sandwiches with the crust cut off.
a pie with flaky crust
He likes pizza with thin crust.
Origin of crust
Middle English, from Latin crusta; akin to Old English hrūse earth, Greek kryos icy cold, krystallos ice, crystal
First Known Use: 14th century
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