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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Definitions for coriaceous

  1. of or like leather.

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Citations for coriaceous
Christie showcased a capacious personality and a coriaceous hide … but presented mainly platitudes and no clear agenda. Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, Double Down: Game Change 2012, 2013
"The skin is far too thick for any fruit-bat," he said as he cut it open, "quite apart from the spikes … The orang-utang opens them, however, spikes, coriaceous skin and all…" Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen-Gun Salute, 1989
Origin of coriaceous
1665-1675
Coriaceous can be traced to the Latin term for leather, corium. It entered English in the mid-1600s.
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