plural -s
: a leather made of goatskins or sheepskins tanned with sumac and dyed with bright colors

Word History


Russian saf'yan, from Turkish sahtiyan, from Persian sakhtiyān goatskin, from sakht hard, strong

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“Saffian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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