d) KEY NOUN:
- A coating or an incrustation of filth or refuse.
- Something loathsome, despicable, or worthless.
- One who is contemptible or disgusting.
- A disease or ailment, imaginary or real, especially one affecting the skin.
- Sports Heavy, sticky snow that is unsuitable for skiing.
Middle English crudde
, possibly from Old English *cruden
, past participle of crdan
, to press, drive