leathery

adjective
leath·​ery | \ ˈle-t͟hə-rē How to pronounce leathery (audio) , ˈlet͟h-rē \

Definition of leathery

: resembling, characteristic of, or suggestive of leather a leathery face a leathery aroma

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Examples of leathery in a Sentence

the old farmer's leathery, brown skin the leathery meat served in the cafeteria drove many of us to start bringing our own lunches
Recent Examples on the Web Because a leathery little scamp like E.T. is lovable only in the uninhibited mind of a child; fear, distrust, and paranoia are born of experience and disappointment. Randall Colburn, EW.com, 16 May 2022 The plants’ leaves are so leathery, that a power blower shouldn’t do this. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, 18 Mar. 2022 Each embryo is immersed in nutritious fluids and encased in a leathery calcareous shell. Gabe Andrews, Scientific American, 31 Jan. 2022 By contrast, his brother, Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch), cuts a lean and leathery figure and spurns the trappings of his affluence, preferring the great outdoors. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 17 Nov. 2021 The older gardeners in your area have more than just leathery skin from all that sun exposure. Popular Science, 15 Mar. 2021 The older gardeners in your area have more than just leathery skin from all that sun exposure. Popular Science, 15 Mar. 2021 The older gardeners in your area have more than just leathery skin from all that sun exposure. Popular Science, 15 Mar. 2021 The older gardeners in your area have more than just leathery skin from all that sun exposure. Popular Science, 15 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of leathery

circa 1552, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of leathery was circa 1552

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“Leathery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leathery. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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leathery

adjective
leath·​ery | \ ˈle-t͟hə-rē How to pronounce leathery (audio) \

Kids Definition of leathery

: like leather leathery skin

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