AskDefine | Define testaceous

Dictionary Definition

testaceous adj
1 relating to or possessing a test
2 relating to or possessing a testa; "testaceous echinoderms"

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English

Etymology

From Latin testaceus.

Pronunciation

/tɛˈsteɪʃəs/

Adjective

  1. Pertaining to earthenware or baked clay.
    • 1658: they were burnt, or only baked in Oven or Sunne: According to the ancient way, in many bricks, tiles, pots, and testaceous works — Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial (Penguin 2005, p. 20)
  2. Having a shell, especially one which is not articulated.
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