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crust

 
 
pronunciation:
kruhst
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the hard, brown dough on the outside of baked goods.
 
definition 2: any hard or crisp outer layer.
Bert fell through the snow's crust.
definition 3: the outer layer of Earth, another planet, or a moon.
Earth's crust is divided into several sections.
similar words:
soil
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: crusts, crusting, crusted
definition 1: to coat with a hard or crisp covering.
Ice crusted the lake by the middle of January.
definition 2: to get a hard or crisp cover.
The corners of my eyes crusted because of the infection.
Word History
Crust is from a Latin word that means "rind" or "shell." "Crustacean" comes from the same root.
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