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alutaceous

[al-yuh-tey-shuh s] /ˌæl yəˈteɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
Zoology. covered with minute cracks or wrinkles and having a pale, leathery-brown color.
2.
having the color of soft brown leather.
Origin of alutaceous
1870-1875
1870-75; < Late Latin alūtācius, equivalent to Latin alūt(a) leather softened with alum + -ācius -acious (altered to -aceous); Latin alūta appears to be a past participle (alū- + -ta, feminine of -tus) akin to alū- in alūmen alum1
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