Examples from the Web for cordovan
These are best made of pigskin or cordovan leather, which is horse hide.Hunting with the Bow and Arrow|Saxton Pope
Cord′wainer, a worker in cordovan or cordwain: a shoemaker; Cord′wainery.
Much of the Cordovan leather is still very fresh in appearance, although several centuries old.Chats on Household Curios|Fred W. Burgess
Cordiwin, i. 318, originally Spanish or Cordovan leather, afterwards commoner leather.
Meanwhile the zeal of the Cordovan Christians was bearing fruit.The Moors in Spain|Stanley Lane-Poole
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Word Origin for cordovan
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Word Origin and History for cordovan
1590s, "fine Spanish leather," from adjective Cordovan, from Spanish cordovan (modern cordoban), from cordovano (adj.) "of Cordova," the Spanish city, former capital of Moorish Spain; a later adoption of the same word that became cordwain (see cordwainer). The city name is from Phoenician qorteb "oil press."