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chartaceous

[kahr-tey-shuh s]
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adjective
  1. of or like paper; papery.
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Origin of chartaceous

First recorded in 1645–55, chartaceous is from the Latin word chartāceus made of papyrus. See charta, -aceous
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Historical Examples

  • The third glume is chartaceous to sub-coriaceous and paleate.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

    Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar

  • The second glume is chartaceous, lanceolate, acuminate, 1-nerved and with a smooth rounded keel.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

    Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar

  • The first glume is chartaceous, equal in length to the second, oblong or lanceolate.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

    Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar

  • The first glume is chartaceous and the others are thin and gradually smaller.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

    Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar

  • The second glume is chartaceous, immersed in the cavity of the joint, and filling the opening.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

    Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar