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cordovan

adjective cor·do·van \ ˈkȯr-də-vən \

Definition of cordovan

1 capitalized :of or relating to Córdoba and especially Córdoba, Spain
2 :made of cordovan leather

Origin and Etymology of cordovan

Old Spanish cordovano, from Córdova (now Córdoba), Spain


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cordovan

noun

Definition of cordovan

1 :a soft fine-grained colored leather
2 :dense nonporous leather tanned from the inner layer of horsehide

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First Known Use of cordovan

circa 1625


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