cordwain

[ kawrd-weyn ]
/ ˈkɔrd weɪn /

noun Archaic.

cordovan leather.

Origin of cordwain

1350–1400; Middle English cordewan < Middle French < Spanish cordován Cordovan
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cordwain

/ (ˈkɔːdˌweɪn) /

noun

an archaic name for cordovan

Word Origin for cordwain

C12 cordewan, from Old French cordoan, from Old Spanish cordovan Cordovan
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