: having the quality or color of tawed leather

Word History


irregular (influence of -aceous) from Late Latin alutacius, from Latin aluta soft leather, from alumen alum (used in tanning)

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alutaceous was in 1828

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“Alutaceous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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