of or like leather
Origin of coriaceousLate Latin coriaceus from Classical Latin corium, hide: see corium
Leathery in texture: coriaceous leaves.
Origin of coriaceousFrom Late Latin coriāceus from Latin corium leather ; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more coriaceous, superlative most coriaceous)
- (botany) Resembling leather; leathery.
- 1997 This species is similar to E. vagans Wallich in the texture of the leaves, which are more thickly coriaceous and have fewer crenulations on margin; the large globose capsules are white spotted. — JinShuang Ma, "New Species of Euonymus (Celastraceae) from East and South Asia", Harvard Papers in Botany 10: 93-111, Abstract.