testaceous

testaceous

[te-stey-shuhs]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or derived from shells.
2.
having a test or shell-like covering.
3.
of a brick-red, brownish-red, or brownish-yellow color.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin testāceus shell-covered, equivalent to test(a) (see test2) + -āceus -aceous

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testaceous (tɛˈsteɪʃəs)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or possessing a test or testa
2.  of the reddish-brown colour of terra cotta
 
[C17: from Latin testācens, from testa]

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