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leathery

[leth -uh-ree] /ˈlɛð ə ri/
adjective
1.
like leather in appearance or texture; tough and flexible.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; leather + -y1
Related forms
leatheriness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for leatheriness

leathery

/ˈlɛðərɪ/
adjective
1.
having the appearance or texture of leather, esp in toughness
Derived Forms
leatheriness, noun
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Word Origin and History for leatheriness

leathery

adj.

1550s, from leather + -y (2). Related: Leatheriness.

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