testaceous

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

Definition of testaceous

  1. 1 :  having a shell a testaceous protozoan

  2. 2 :  of any of the several light colors of bricks

Origin and Etymology of testaceous

Latin testaceus, from testa shell, earthen pot, brick


First Known Use: 1646

Learn More about testaceous


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up testaceous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

not embarrassed or apologetic

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!