alum leather

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1735, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alum leather was in 1735

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“Alum leather.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alum%20leather. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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