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.

Origin of cabretta

1915–20; < Portuguese or Spanish cabr(a) she-goat (< Latin capra) + Italian -etta, for -ette, as in leatherette, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for cabretta

cabretta

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

Word Origin for cabretta

from Spanish cabra she-goat
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