Definition of alutaceous in English:

alutaceous

adjective

Biology obsolete Botany
  • Of a surface: having a texture like that of leather; covered in minute cracks. Formerly also: †having a tan colour (obsolete).

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Amos Eaton (1776–1842). From scientific Latin alutaceus (1731 or earlier; from post-classical Latin alutaceus, alteration (after adjectives in -āceus: see -aceous) of alutacius made of leather + -ous.

Pronunciation

alutaceous

/ˌaljʊˈteɪʃəs/