from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Covered in shagreen
  • adj. Having a rough surface similar to that of shagreen

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a rough surface like that of shark-skin.
  • Covered with shagreen.


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  • The female lays from three to five large and beautifully shagreened green eggs upon a bed of leaves, the male and female sitting upon them alternately for about a month.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • Abdomen yellowish brown, above sprinkled with dark brown, the edges of each segment with several small wart-like prominences; two first segments being also shagreened at the sides, beneath pitchy brown, segments at the base black with green reflections; the femora are pitchy brown; the tibiAe pale yellowish with black spines; the tarsi of a deeper yellow; head dark brown, the trophi and a narrow line on the cheeks yellowish; antennae somewhat ferruginous.

    Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia, Volume 2


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