shagreen

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noun sha·green \sha-ˈgrēn, shə-\

Definition of shagreen

  1. 1 :  an untanned leather covered with small round granulations and usually dyed green

  2. 2 :  the rough skin of various sharks and rays when covered with small close-set tubercles

shagreen

adjective

Origin and Etymology of shagreen

by folk etymology from French chagrin, modification of Turkishsağrı


First Known Use: 1677


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