coriaceous

adjective

co·​ri·​a·​ceous ˌkȯr-ē-ˈā-shəs How to pronounce coriaceous (audio)
: resembling leather
coriaceous foliage

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin coriaceus — more at cuirass

First Known Use

1674, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coriaceous was in 1674

Dictionary Entries Near coriaceous

Cite this Entry

“Coriaceous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coriaceous. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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