1848, in the meaning defined above
French, from Latin frustulum, diminutive of frustum
Keep scrolling for more
Time Traveler for frustule
See more words from the same year
Cite this Entry
“Frustule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frustule. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.
More from Merriam-Webster on frustule
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about frustule
See Definitions and Examples »
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Farm Idioms Quiz
Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
Top 10 Latin Phrases
Everyday words, confused every single day
Spelling isn't all black and white.
Try These Out At Your Next Happy Hour
A simple trick to keep them separate
How 'literally' can mean "figuratively"
How to use a word that (literally) drives some pe...
The awkward case of 'his or her'
Can you correctly identify these musical instrume...
Take the quiz
What treat did the Aztecs refer to as "bitter wat...