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 The older gardeners in your area have more than just leathery skin from all that sun exposure. Popular Science, "Start planning now for a healthy crop of homegrown food," 15 Mar. 2021 The older gardeners in your area have more than just leathery skin from all that sun exposure. Popular Science, "Start planning now for a healthy crop of homegrown food," 15 Mar. 2021 The older gardeners in your area have more than just leathery skin from all that sun exposure. Popular Science, "Start planning now for a healthy crop of homegrown food," 15 Mar. 2021 The older gardeners in your area have more than just leathery skin from all that sun exposure. Popular Science, "Start planning now for a healthy crop of homegrown food," 15 Mar. 2021 The older gardeners in your area have more than just leathery skin from all that sun exposure. Popular Science, "Start planning now for a healthy crop of homegrown food," 15 Mar. 2021 Unlike Amarone, the result is less leathery, with softer fruit and a more chocolatey texture. Amanda Schuster, Forbes, "Adventure In a Glass: All A-Boot Italian Wine," 12 Mar. 2021 Lesser examples can be too leathery but always have enormous richness. John Mariani, Forbes, "Wines For Late Winter And Maybe An Early Spring," 3 Mar. 2021 The older gardeners in your area have more than just leathery skin from all that sun exposure. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "Want to Plant the Ultimate Survival Garden This Spring? You Better Start Planning Right Now," 19 Feb. 2021

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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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8 May 2021

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“Leathery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leathery. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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leathery

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of leathery

: looking or feeling like leather

leathery

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

Kids Definition of leathery

: like leather leathery skin

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