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capeskin

[keyp-skin]
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noun
  1. a firm, washable leather used especially for gloves, originally made from the skin of goats from the Cape of Good Hope, but now from hairy lambskin or sheepskin.
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Origin of capeskin

First recorded in 1910–15; cape2 + skin
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British Dictionary definitions for capeskin

capeskin

noun
  1. a soft leather obtained from the skins of a type of lamb or sheep having hairlike wool
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adjective
  1. made of this leather
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Word Origin

C19: named after the Cape of Good Hope
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