Zoology. covered with minute cracks or wrinkles and having a pale, leathery-brown color.
having the color of soft brown leather.
< Late Latin alūtācius,
equivalent to Latin alūt
) leather softened with alum + -ācius -acious
(altered to -aceous
); Latin alūta
appears to be a past participle (alū-
feminine of -tus
) akin to alū-
in alūmen alum1