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cordovan

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adjective cor·do·van \ˈkȯr-də-vən\

Definition of cordovan

  1. 1 capitalized :  of or relating to Córdoba and especially Córdoba, Spain

  2. 2 :  made of cordovan leather



Origin and Etymology of cordovan

Old Spanish cordovano, from Córdova (now Córdoba), Spain


First Known Use: 1591


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cordovan

noun cor·do·van

Definition of cordovan

  1. 1 :  a soft fine-grained colored leather

  2. 2 :  dense nonporous leather tanned from the inner layer of horsehide



Circa 1625

First Known Use of cordovan

circa 1625


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