Russia leather

noun

Rus·​sia leather ˈrə-shə- How to pronounce Russia leather (audio)
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Russia, Europe

First Known Use

circa 1633, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Russia leather was circa 1633

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“Russia leather.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Russia%20leather. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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