coriaceous

[ kawr-ee-ey-shuh s, kohr-, kor- ]
/ ˌkɔr iˈeɪ ʃəs, ˌkoʊr-, ˌkɒr- /

adjective

of or like leather.

Origin of coriaceous

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

Related forms

sub·co·ri·a·ceous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for coriaceous

coriaceous

corious

/ (ˌkɔːrɪˈeɪʃəs) /

adjective

of or resembling leather

Word Origin for coriaceous

C17: from Late Latin coriāceus from corium leather
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