Coriaceous
Coriaceous Co`ri*a"ceous (k?`r?-?"sh?s), a. [L. coriaceous, fr. corium leather. See {Cuirass}.] 1. Consisting of or resembling, leather; leatherlike; tough. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Stiff, like leather or parchment. [1913 Webster]


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