crust

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noun \ˈkrəst\

Definition of crust

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

  2. 2a :  the pastry shell of a pie :  piecrustb :  the bready layer that forms the foundation of a pizza

  3. 3 :  a hard or brittle external coat or covering: such asa :  a hard surface layer (as of soil or snow)b :  the outer part of a planet, moon, or asteroid composed essentially of crystalline rocksc :  a deposit built up on the interior surface of a wine bottle during long agingd :  an encrusting deposit (as of the eye) of dried secretions or exudate; also :  scab

  4. 4 :  gall, nerve

crust

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crustal

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crustless

play \ˈkrəs(t)-ləs\ adjective

Examples of crust in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of crust

Middle English, from Latin crusta; akin to Old English hrūse earth, Greek kryos icy cold, krystallos ice, crystal



CRUST Defined for English Language Learners

crust

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Definition of crust for English Language Learners

  • : the hard outer surface of bread

  • : the outside part of a pie

  • : the bread that is used to make a pizza


CRUST Defined for Kids

crust

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noun \ˈkrəst\

Definition of crust for Students

  1. 1 :  the hardened outside surface of bread

  2. 2 :  a hard dry piece of bread

  3. 3 :  the pastry cover of a pie

  4. 4 :  a hard outer covering or surface layer a crust of snow

  5. 5 :  the outer part of the earth


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)

crust

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