[ al-yuh-tey-shuh s ]
/ ˌæl yəˈteɪ ʃəs /


Zoology. covered with minute cracks or wrinkles and having a pale, leathery-brown color.
having the color of soft brown leather.

Origin of alutaceous

1870–75; < Late Latin alūtācius, equivalent to Latin alūt(a) leather softened with alum + -ācius -acious (altered to -aceous); Latin alūta appears to be a past participle (alū- + -ta, feminine of -tus) akin to alū- in alūmen alum1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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