snake·​skin | \ ˈsnāk-ˌskin How to pronounce snakeskin (audio) \

Definition of snakeskin

: leather prepared from the skin of a snake

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Perhaps the prized possession of the museum is a large snakeskin that is believed to have belonged to Wessie, a 10-foot-long snake that was spotted by several people in the nearby Presumpscot River in 2016 and became something of a media sensation. Billy Baker,, "How Portland became the center of the unknown create world (like Bigfoot, Nessie, the Yeti, all that stuff)," 26 June 2019 While Ashley kept her look monochromatic by accessorizing with a black clutch and pumps, Mary-Kate added a fun pop of color by wearing a turquoise snakeskin clutch., "Twinning! Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Ring in 33rd Birthday Wearing Matching Tiaras," 14 June 2019 The season’s best come in a mix of materials that toe the line between edgy and refined—a bit of clear PVC; a hint of snakeskin—all of which belie a sensible (and blessedly walkable) heel height. 2. Vogue, "5 Spring Essentials to Stock Up On," 19 Mar. 2019 Snakes and snakeskin prints were the chief motifs of the co-ed collection - but no snakeskin itself. Washington Post, "Sunnei to Palm Angels, streetwear in fashion focus in Milan," 16 June 2019 Ladies like Sophia Roe and Tiffany Hsu are mixing prints and pairing their snakeskin with leather pieces for the ultimate luxe experience. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Shop the Snakeskin Print Trend We're Going All In On," 11 Jan. 2019 Whether that means the omission of a specific trim on a classic tweed suiting set, or choosing to no longer offer 2.55 front-flap handbags in snakeskin, this will be a big change going forward. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Chanel Will No Longer Use Exotic Skins Like Snake in Their Designs," 4 Dec. 2018 To achieve this, mix animal accents such as snakeskin finishes and leopard prints with plush fabrics like velvet and shearling. Divya Bala, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Nail Statement Style This Winter," 30 Nov. 2018 Some had on killer boots in white leather and snakeskin. Washington Post, "French fashion powerhouse Saint Laurent takes New Jersey," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of snakeskin

1825, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of snakeskin

: leather made from the skin of a snake

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