Definition of coriaceous in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌkɒrɪˈeɪʃəs


  • Resembling or having the texture of leather: coriaceous leaves
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    • These species are easily recognizable small plants having coriaceous leaves and short inflorescences bearing shiny vinaceous to yellowish rewardless flowers with Type 1 pollinarium (bearing tegular stipes).
    • Leaves were exstipulate, coriaceous, and hypostomatous, and typically had wavy, glandular margins.
    • In addition, the structure of the foliage favors the use of nutrients by a long active life, the retransport of certain nutrients before leaf shedding, and a high polyphenol content and coriaceous nature which reduce herbivory.


late 17th century: from late Latin coriaceus (from Latin corium 'leather') + -ous.

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