noun \sha-ˈgrēn, shə-\

Definition of SHAGREEN

:  an untanned leather covered with small round granulations and usually dyed green
:  the rough skin of various sharks and rays when covered with small close-set tubercles
shagreen adjective

Origin of SHAGREEN

by folk etymology from French chagrin, modification of Turkish sağrı
First Known Use: 1677


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