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alutaceous

[ al-yuh-tey-shuhs ]
/ ˌæl yəˈteɪ ʃəs /
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adjective

Zoology. covered with minute cracks or wrinkles and having a pale, leathery-brown color.
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 alūmenalum1
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