from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having, resembling, or constituting a hard crust or shell.
- adj. Crustacean.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Resembling a crustacean.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or of the nature of, crust or shell; having a crustlike shell.
- adj. Belonging to the Crustacea; crustacean.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to crust; like crust; of the nature of a crust or shell.
- In zoology: Having a crust-like shell; belonging to the Crustacea; crustacean.
- In entomology, having a somewhat hard and elastic texture, resisting slight pressure, but not rigid: said of parts of the integument.
- In botany: Hard, thin, and brittle.
- In lichenology, forming a flat crust in or upon the substratum, and adhering to it firmly by the whole under surface, so as not to be separable without injury: applied to the thallus of lichens.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being or having or resembling a hard crust or shell
- adj. of or belonging to the class Crustacea
On this shining shell I discovered a new kind of crustaceous animal, of a beautiful ultramarine blue, like the shell; I knew this to be a Pinnothera.
Awaking this morning to the sound of Vito's electric toothbrush, I extricated my shriveled carcass from the tub, said my morning prayer to the Lobster God crustaceous and ornery be He and shuffled over to the computer in order to check my electronic mail.
Nicholas Ridley, Britain's crustaceous cabinet secretary for Trade and Industry, scandalized Europe -- and lost his job -- last week with an outburst of vintage little-England geopolitics.
Synopsis: Two members of an underwater science team located on another planet defy orders to get a closer look at the crustaceous inhabitants.
“They were pinkish things about five feet long; with crustaceous bodies bearing vast pairs of dorsal fins or membranous wings and several sets of articulated limbs, and with a sort of convoluted ellipsoid, covered with multitudes of very short antennae, where a head would ordinarily be.”
Our crustaceous friend Lobster Blogster comments that the graffiti in Parliament is nowhere near as bad as the graffiti and fly-tipping in his particular area of Watford, thanks to the Lib Dem administration.
Would that be the member for St Albans my crustaceous friend?
A minute crustaceous animal (Cancer salinus) is said36 to live in countless numbers in the brine-pans at Lymington: but only in those in which the fluid has attained, from evaporation, considerable strength — namely, about a quarter of a pound of salt to a pint of water.
The Siberian salt-lakes are inhabited by small crustaceous animals; and flamingoes
Within the primine lies the bony crustaceous secundine, which is quite loose, and seems as if it were independent of the primine.