crus·​ta·​ceous | \ ˌkrə-ˈstā-shəs How to pronounce crustaceous (audio) \

Definition of crustaceous

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

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The light effluvia of Spanish sherry and the satin sweep of fresh crustaceous briny delight is all soon gone. Frier Mccollister, Orange County Register, "The Taste: Consider the Lobster Bisque," 8 June 2017

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First Known Use of crustaceous

circa 1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crustaceous

New Latin crustaceus, from Latin crusta crust, shell

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