cordwain

[ kawrd-weyn ]
/ ˈkɔrd weɪn /
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noun Archaic.

cordovan leather.

Nearby words

  1. cordovan,
  2. cords,
  3. corduroy,
  4. corduroy road,
  5. corduroys,
  6. cordwainer,
  7. cordwood,
  8. core,
  9. core barrel,
  10. core city

Origin of cordwain

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

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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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