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crust

noun \ˈkrəst\

: 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
4
:  gall, nerve
crust verb
crust·al \ˈkrəs-təl\ adjective
crust·less \ˈkrəs(t)-ləs\ adjective
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Examples of CRUST

  1. Her children prefer to eat their sandwiches with the crust cut off.
  2. a pie with flaky crust
  3. 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

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with CRUST

CRUSTS Defined for Kids

crust

noun \ˈkrəst\

Definition of CRUST for Kids

1
:  the hardened outside surface of bread
2
:  a hard dry piece of bread
3
:  the pastry cover of a pie
4
:  a hard outer covering or surface layer <a crust of snow>
5
:  the outer part of the earth
Medical Dictionary

crust

noun \ˈkrəst\

Medical Definition of CRUST

1
:  scab 2
2
:  an encrusting deposit of serum, cellular debris, and bacteria present over or about lesions in some skin diseases (as impetigo or eczema)
crust verb

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