MEANING: adjective: Like cork in appearance or texture.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin suber (cork oak). Earliest documented use: 1670.
Remove the initial letter and you get uberous.

[ Does "uberous" mean "like a taxi" ? ]

SUBZEROUS - very, very cold

SUBHEROUS - not quite worthy of the Medal of Honor

SUBERUS - sold by Japanese car dealers who can't spell