calfskin

[ kaf-skin, kahf- ]
/ ˈkæfˌskɪn, ˈkɑf- /
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noun

the skin or hide of a calf.
leather made from this skin.

Nearby words

  1. calf love,
  2. calf roping,
  3. calf's tongue,
  4. calf's-foot jelly,
  5. calf, golden,
  6. calgary,
  7. calgary redeye,
  8. calgon,
  9. calhoun,
  10. calhoun, john c.

Origin of calfskin

First recorded in 1580–90; calf1 + skin

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British Dictionary definitions for calfskin

calfskin

/ (ˈkɑːfˌskɪn) /

noun

the skin or hide of a calf
Also called: calf
  1. fine leather made from this skin
  2. (as modifier)calfskin boots
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