alum leather

noun

Definition of alum leather

: leather tanned by the use of such substances as alum, egg yolk, and salt

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First Known Use of alum leather

1735, in the meaning defined above

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“Alum leather.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alum%20leather. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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