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Russia leather

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noun Rus·sia leather \ˈrə-shə-\

Definition of Russia leather

  1. :  leather made by tanning various skins with willow, birch, or oak and then rubbing the flesh side with a phenolic oil distilled from a European birch —called also Russia calf



Origin of russia leather

Russia, Europe


First Known Use: 1658


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