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1: resembling or made to resemble leather; tough but pliable [syn: coriaceous, leathered, leatherlike, leathery]
adjective Date: circa 1552 resembling, characteristic of, or suggestive of leather <a leathery face> <a leathery aroma>
adj. 1 like leather. 2 (esp. of meat etc.) tough. Derivatives: leatheriness n.
Leathery Leath"er*y, a. Resembling leather in appearance or consistence; tough. ``A leathery skin.'' --Grew.
If the texture of something, for example someone's skin, is leathery, it is tough and hard, like leather. ADJ
a. Tough, coriaceous.
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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