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coriaceous

[kawr-ee-ey-shuh s, kohr-, kor-]
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adjective
  1. of or like leather.
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Origin of coriaceous

First recorded in 1665–75, coriaceous is from the Late Latin word coriāceus leathern. See corium, -aceous
Related formssub·co·ri·a·ceous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for coriaceous

Historical Examples

  • The fourth glume is coriaceous, lanceolate, bisexual or female.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

    Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar

  • The fourth glume is coriaceous, with a bisexual or female flower.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

    Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar

  • The eggs are contained in the tubes, and are coriaceous and smooth.

    The Ocean World:

    Louis Figuier

  • The flesh of the animal, however, is coriaceous, and little esteemed.

    The Ocean World:

    Louis Figuier

  • Scales of the fertile catkin ovate, 2-flowered, coriaceous, persistent.

    Woodland Gleanings

    Charles Tilt


British Dictionary definitions for coriaceous

coriaceous

corious

adjective
  1. of or resembling leather
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Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin coriāceus from corium leather
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