From Latin testaceus.
testaceous (comparative more testaceous, superlative most testaceous)
- (obsolete) Pertaining to earthenware or baked clay.
- 1658, Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial, Penguin 2005, p. 20:
- [T]hey were burnt, or only baked in Oven or Sunne: According to the ancient way, in many bricks, tiles, pots, and testaceous works […].
- Having a shell, especially one which is not articulated.
- 1665, Robert Hooke, Micrographia, XLIII:
- It has a very large head, in proportion to its body, all covered with a shell, like other testaceous Animals […].
- Of a reddish-yellow or brownish colour, like brick.