noun cuir–bouil·li \¦kwir(ˌ)bü¦yē\

Definition of cuir–bouilli



  1. :  leather softened by soaking, pressed, molded, or stamped to shape, and hardened by drying and used for armor in the middle ages and for decorative objects (as book covers)

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Origin and Etymology of cuir–bouilli

French cuir bouilli, literally, boiled leather

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