Definition of shagreen
1 : an untanned leather covered with small round granulations and usually dyed green
2 : the rough skin of various sharks and rays when covered with small close-set tubercles
Recent Examples of shagreen from the Web
The two kits on auction include one covered in shark and ray skins, referred to as the shagreen kit, and the other in a mahogany case, referred to as the mahogany kit.
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Origin and Etymology of shagreen
by folk etymology from French chagrin, modification of Turkish sağrı
First Known Use: 1677See Words from the same year
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