noun cord·wain \ˈkrd-ˌwān\

Definition of CORDWAIN

:  cordovan leather

Origin of CORDWAIN

Middle English cordwane, from Anglo-French cordewan, from Old Spanish cordovano, cordován
First Known Use: 14th century


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