adj. [L. alutaceus, soft leather]
Pertaining to brown or brownish-yellow; leathery; covered with, or appearing like, minute cracks.

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  • Alutaceous — Al u*ta ceous, a. [L. alutacius, fr. aluta soft leather.] 1. Leathery. [1913 Webster] 2. Of a pale brown color; leather yellow. Brande. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alutaceous — /al yeuh tay sheuhs/, adj. 1. Zool. covered with minute cracks or wrinkles and having a pale, leathery brown color. 2. having the color of soft brown leather. [1870 75; < LL alutacius, equiv. to L alut(a) leather softened with alum + acius ACIOUS …   Universalium

  • alutaceous — adjective A medium yellow brown color, like leather …   Wiktionary

  • alutaceous — al·u·ta·ceous …   English syllables

  • alutaceous — |alyə|tāshəs adjective Etymology: irregular (influence of aceous) from Late Latin alutacius, from Latin aluta soft leather, from alumen alum (used in tanning) more at alum : having the quality or color of tawed leather …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alutation — Al u*ta tion, n. [See {Alutaceous}.] The tanning or dressing of leather. [Obs.] Blount. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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