cabretta

noun

ca·​bret·​ta kə-ˈbre-tə How to pronounce cabretta (audio)
: a light soft leather from skins of hairy sheep

Example Sentences

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Word History

Etymology

modification of Portuguese and Spanish cabra goat

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cabretta was in 1894

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Cite this Entry

“Cabretta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabretta. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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