[ lam-skin ]
/ ˈlæmˌskɪn /


the skin of a lamb, especially when dressed with its wool, and used for clothing.
leather made from such skin.
parchment made from such skin.

Origin of lambskin

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at lamb, skin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for lambskin


/ (ˈlæmˌskɪn) /


the skin of a lamb, esp with the wool still on
  1. a material or garment prepared from this skin
  2. (as modifier)a lambskin coat
a cotton or woollen fabric resembling this skin
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Word Origin and History for lambskin



mid-14c., from lamb + skin (n.).

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