carapace

1. a protective, shell-like covering likened to that of a turtle or crustacean 2. a hard bony or chitinous outer covering, such as the fused dorsal plates of a turtle or the portion of the exoskeleton covering the head and thorax of a crustacean.


I’m pretty sure I saw this word while reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to Ben the other night.

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