alūta, ae, f.
, orig. adj. (sc. pellis) [prob. from alumen], a kind of soft leather, prob. prepared by means of alum. Lit.: alutae tenuiter confectae, * Caes. B. G. 3, 13: nigra, Mart. 7, 35.
—Hence, That which is made of it. A shoe: nivea, Ov. A. A. 3, 271: nigra, Juv. 7, 192: rupta, Mart. 12, 26.
— A purse or pouch: tumidā superbus alutā, Juv. 14, 282.
— A patch put on the face for ornament, Ov. A. A. 3, 202.