un·​tanned | \ ˌən-ˈtand How to pronounce untanned (audio) \

Definition of untanned

: not tanned pale, untanned skin untanned leather

Examples of untanned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Papyrus scrolls were made of parchment, an untanned animal skin -- not paper. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 19 Nov. 2020 Some of the scroll parchments are tanned (part of the Eastern tradition) and some are untanned (a Western tradition). Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 11 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of untanned

1535, in the meaning defined above

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“Untanned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untanned. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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