cuir-bouilli

noun cuir-bouil·li \ ¦kwir(ˌ)bü¦yē \

Definition of cuir-bouilli

plural -s
: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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