coriaceous /kor-ee-AY-shəs/. adjective. Leather-like. Resembling leather. From Latin coriaceus (same meaning), from Latin corium (hide, leather, skin) + -aceus (of the nature of). See also scoriaceous (having the nature of scoria (masses, slag, dross)) and cuirass (originally a body armor made of leather).
“Swallowing fear he tried again but the slick, coriaceous walls held him fast.” (Anthony Huso)
“Christie showcased a capacious personality and a coriaceous hide (‘If you’re going to do it, at least man up and say I’m fat’) but presented mainly platitudes and no clear agenda.” (Mark Halperin)
“The genus, or rather family, of Epeira, is here characterized by many singular forms; some species have pointed coriaceous shells, others enlarged and spiny tibiae.” (Charles Darwin)
“Vex not thou the poick’s mind, With thy coriaceous ingratitude.” (Robert Louis Stevenson)