Cordovan

[ kawr-duh-vuhn ]
/ ˈkɔr də vən /

noun

a native or inhabitant of Córdoba, Spain.
(lowercase) a soft, smooth leather originally made at Córdoba of goatskin but later made also of split horsehide, pigskin, etc.

adjective

of Córdoba, Spain.
(lowercase) designating or made of cordovan.

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Origin of Cordovan

First recorded in 1585–95; Cordov(a) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Cordovan (1 of 2)

cordovan
/ (ˈkɔːdəvən) /

noun

a fine leather now made principally from horsehide, isolated from the skin layers above and below it and tanned

Word Origin for cordovan

C16: from Spanish cordobán (n), from cordobán (adj) of Córdoba 1

British Dictionary definitions for Cordovan (2 of 2)

Cordovan
/ (ˈkɔːdəvən) /

noun

a native or inhabitant of Córdoba, Spain

adjective

of or relating to Córdoba, Spain
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