testaceous

adjective
tes·​ta·​ceous | \ te-ˈstā-shəs How to pronounce testaceous (audio) \

Definition of testaceous

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

First Known Use of testaceous

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for testaceous

Latin testaceus, from testa shell, earthen pot, brick

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“Testaceous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/testaceous. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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