Visual Vocabulary: Carapace

Carapace: the hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles. As in, "Fubsy the snail could always rely on his trusty carapace to protect him from the neighborhood bullies who tried to beat him up."

Visual Vocabulary: carapace, Julie Rado Design

Fun fact: a snail is not an arthropod (it's a mollusk) but it does indeed have a carapace. If you want to get less specific, there's the word "scute," which is the bony plate on animals like armadillos and turtles. Animal kingdom lesson plus new vocabulary word. I better be careful of setting my standards so high.


Visual Vocabulary is a project I created for myself in which I attempt to sear new words into my memory by illustrating them. You can see all of them here, and read more about the process behind them here.