coriaceous

[kawr-ee-ey-shuh s, kohr-, kor-]

adjective

of or like leather.

Nearby words

  1. cori,
  2. cori cycle,
  3. cori's disease,
  4. cori, carl ferdinand,
  5. coria,
  6. coriander,
  7. corigliano,
  8. corigliano, john paul,
  9. coring,
  10. corinna

Origin of coriaceous

First recorded in 1665–75, coriaceous is from the Late Latin word coriāceus leathern. See corium, -aceous

Related formssub·co·ri·a·ceous, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for coriaceous

coriaceous

corious

adjective

of or resembling leather

Word Origin for coriaceous

C17: from Late Latin coriāceus from corium leather

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