cordwain

[ kawrd-weyn ]
/ ˈkɔrd weɪn /

noun Archaic.

cordovan leather.

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Origin of cordwain

1350–1400; Middle English cordewan<Middle French <Spanish cordovánCordovan
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British Dictionary definitions for cordwain

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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