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cabretta

[ kuh-bret-uh ]

noun

  1. a leather made from the skins of sheep that grow hair rather than wool, tougher than other sheepskins and used chiefly for gloves and shoes.


cabretta

/ kəˈbrɛtə /

noun

  1. a soft leather obtained from the skins of certain South American or African sheep


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cabretta1

1915–20; < Portuguese or Spanish cabr ( a ) she-goat (< Latin capra ) + Italian -etta, for -ette, as in leatherette, etc.
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Word History and Origins

Origin of cabretta1

from Spanish cabra she-goat

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