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crust

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noun \ˈkrəst\

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. 1 a :  the hardened exterior or surface part of bread b :  a piece of this or of bread grown dry or hard

  2. 2 :  the pastry cover of a pie

  3. 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. 4 :  gall, nerve

crust verb
crust·al play \ˈkrəs-təl\ adjective
crust·less play \ˈkrəs(t)-ləs\ adjective

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

Rhymes with crust


Medical Dictionary

crust

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noun \ˈkrəst\

Medical Definition of crust

  1. 1:  scab 2

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

  3. crust verb






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