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[al-yuh-tey-shuh s]
  1. Zoology. covered with minute cracks or wrinkles and having a pale, leathery-brown color.
  2. having the color of soft brown leather.
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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
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Examples from the Web for alutaceous

Historical Examples of alutaceous

  • The head is a light yellow in all specimens I found, not alutaceous as Schw.

    The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise

    M. E. Hard

  • Its habitat, its reddish or alutaceous cap, and its paler gills will clearly identify the species.