alutaceous

[ al-yuh-tey-shuh s ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. alumroot,
  2. alundum,
  3. alunite,
  4. alunogen,
  5. alure,
  6. alva,
  7. alvar,
  8. alvarado,
  9. alvarado, pedro de,
  10. alvarez

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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