Definition of chartaceous in English:
Thin, dry, or flimsy like paper; papery.
- Since the pod of the pigeon pea is chartaceous rather than succulent, the lesions are more like spots than cankers.
- The nest of this wasp he found attached to a small bush, and about the size of a man's head, being covered with a chartaceous envelope, like that of European wasps.
- It has always seemed to me, Madam, that that same jaw-bone must have been either prodigiously strong and tough, or else the Philistine crania must have been of very chartaceous texture.
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