[kawr-ee-ey-shuh s, kohr-, kor-]
Origin of coriaceous
Related formssub·co·ri·a·ceous, adjective
First recorded in 1665–75, coriaceous
is from the Late Latin
leathern. See corium
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Examples from the Web for coriaceous
Historical Examples of coriaceous
The fourth glume is coriaceous, lanceolate, bisexual or female.
The fourth glume is coriaceous, with a bisexual or female flower.
The eggs are contained in the tubes, and are coriaceous and smooth.
The flesh of the animal, however, is coriaceous, and little esteemed.
Scales of the fertile catkin ovate, 2-flowered, coriaceous, persistent.
British Dictionary definitions for coriaceous
Word Origin for coriaceous
C17: from Late Latin coriāceus from corium leather
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