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crust

crust

 
 
pronunciation:
kruhst
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the hard browned dough on the outside of baked goods such as bread or pies.
definition 2: a portion of bread that is mostly crust or that is hard and dry.
definition 3: any hard or crisp external layer, as of snow.
similar words:
skin
definition 4: the outer portion of the earth or other planet, or of a moon.
similar words:
soil
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: crusted, crusting, crusts
definition 1: to coat with a hard or crisp covering.
definition 2: to form into such a covering.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to acquire a hard or crisp covering.
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Crust is from a Latin word that means "rind" or "shell." "Crustacean" comes from the same root.
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