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crust

 
 
pronunciation:
kruhst
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the slightly hard, baked dough on the outside of bread, pies, and other baked things.
The pie crust was delicious.Andy likes toast, but he never eats the crust of the bread.
 
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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