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chartaceous

[ kahr-tey-shuhs ]

adjective

  1. of or like paper; papery.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chartaceous1

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

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Example Sentences

The first and the second glumes are nearly equal, rather chartaceous.

The fourth glume is lanceolate, acute, sub-chartaceous, paleate; palea is like the glume in texture.

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

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

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

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chartachart. cerat.