testaceous

adjective tes·ta·ceous \ tes-ˈtā-shəs \

Definition of testaceous

1 : having a shell
  • a testaceous protozoan
2 : of any of the several light colors of bricks

Origin and Etymology of testaceous

Latin testaceus, from testa shell, earthen pot, brick


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