A molded or hollowed bowllike crust, as of pastry, rice, or bread, used as a serving container for another food.
[French, from Provençal croustado, from Old Provençal, from Latin crūstātus, past participle of crūstāre, to encrust, from crūsta, crust; see CRUST.]
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