Russia leather

Rus·​sia leather | \ˈrə-shə- \

Definition of Russia leather 

: 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

First Known Use of Russia leather

circa 1633, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Russia leather

Russia, Europe

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