Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, late 17th century
Resembling or having the texture of leather.
Examples of Coriaceous in a sentence
"Vegan leather can still feel coriaceous."
"The fruit had a smooth, coriaceous skin."
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This term stems from the Late Latin “coraceus,” originally from the Latin “corium,” meaning "skin, hide, leather."
Did you Know?
The word “coriaceous” is often used in the botanical field. For instance, the leaves of rhododendrons are considered coriaceous. There are also subclassifications of the term, such as “subcoreaceus,” which means “somewhat leathery” and “tenui-coriaceus,” meaning “thinly or finely coreaceous, thinned leathery.”