Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To cover or coat with or as if with a crust.
  • transitive verb To decorate by inlaying or overlaying with a contrasting material.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See incrust, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To incrust. See incrust.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To cover with a hard crust.
  • verb To inset or affix decorative materials upon a surface

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)
  • verb cover or coat with a crust
  • verb form a crust or a hard layer

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Possibly from French incruster, from Latin incrustāre : in-, on; see en– + crusta, crust; see kreus- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin incrustare, from crusta 'a crust'.

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