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saffian

[saf-ee-uh n] /ˈsæf i ən/
noun
1.
a leather made of goatskin or sheepskin, usually dyed in bright colors.
Origin of saffian
1585-1595
1585-95; < Russian safʾyán < Turkic (compare Turkish sahtiyan) < Persian sekhtiyān, akin to sekht hard, firm
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saffian

/ˈsæfɪən/
noun
1.
leather tanned with sumach and usually dyed a bright colour
Word Origin
C16: via Russian and Turkish from Persian sakhtiyān goatskin, from sakht hard
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