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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: resembling or made to resemble leather; tough but pliable [syn: coriaceous, leathered, leatherlike, leathery]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: circa 1552 resembling, characteristic of, or suggestive of leather <a leathery face> <a leathery aroma>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 like leather. 2 (esp. of meat etc.) tough. Derivatives: leatheriness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Leathery Leath"er*y, a. Resembling leather in appearance or consistence; tough. ``A leathery skin.'' --Grew.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If the texture of something, for example someone's skin, is leathery, it is tough and hard, like leather. ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Tough, coriaceous.

Moby Thesaurus

buff, cartilaginous, chewy, cohesive, coriaceous, durable, fibrous, gristly, hard, hardy, lasting, leather, leatherlike, leathern, resistant, ropy, sinewy, stiff, stringy, strong, stubborn, tenacious, tough, tough as leather, untiring, vigorous, viscid, wiry



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