Word of the Day – Coriaceous

By June 16, 2017Word of the Day

Coriaceous (adj)

ko-ree-ay-shus

Resembling or having the texture of leather.

From late Latin coriaceus (from Latin corium ‘leather’) + -ous.

Example sentences

“It had a coriaceous look but was vegan friendly!”

Word of the Day – Chimaera

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Chimaera (noun) (also Chimera)

kai-mee-ra

(in Greek mythology) a fire-breathing female monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail. (modern biology) An organism containing a mixture of genetically different tissues, formed by processes such as fusion of early embryos, grafting, or mutation.

Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek khimaira ‘she-goat or chimaera’.

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