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)

Word History


French cuir bouilli, literally, boiled leather

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“Cuir-bouilli.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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