testaceous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin testaceus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

testaceous (comparative more testaceous, superlative most testaceous)

  1. (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 […].
  2. 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 […].
  3. Of a reddish-yellow or brownish colour, like brick.