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Definition: Leather plant
(l[e^][th]"[~e]r), n. [OE. lether, AS.
le[eth]er; akin to D. leder, le[^e]r, G. leder, OHG. ledar,
Icel. le[eth]r, Sw. l["a]der, Dan. l[ae]der.]
1. The skin of an animal, or some part of such skin, with the
hair removed, and tanned, tawed, or otherwise dressed for
use; also, dressed hides, collectively.
2. The skin. [Ironical or Sportive]
Note: Leather is much used adjectively in the sense of made
of, relating to, or like, leather.
, an imitation of sole leather, made of
leather scraps, rags, paper, etc.
(Zo["o]l.), a variety of carp in which the
scales are all, or nearly all, absent. See Illust. under
(a) A California carangoid fish (Oligoplites saurus
(b) A trigger fish (Balistes Carolinensis
(Bot.), a climbing plant (Clematis Viorna
of the Middle and Southern States having thick, leathery
sepals of a purplish color.
(Bot.), a low shrub (Cassandra calyculata
growing in Northern swamps, and having evergreen,
coriaceous, scurfy leaves.
(Bot.), one or more New Zealand plants of the
composite genus Celmisia
, which have white or buff
. (Zo["o]l.) See Leatherback
(a) An imitation of leather made of cotton waste.
(b) Linen cloth coated with India rubber. --Ure.