[ keyp-skin ]
/ ˈkeɪpˌskɪn /
a firm, washable leather used especially for gloves, originally made from the skin of goats from the Cape of Good Hope, but now from hairy lambskin or sheepskin.
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British Dictionary definitions for capeskin
/ (ˈkeɪpˌskɪn) /
a soft leather obtained from the skins of a type of lamb or sheep having hairlike wool
made of this leather
Word Origin for capeskin
C19: named after the Cape of Good Hope
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