lambskin

[lam-skin]
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noun

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
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Examples from the Web for lambskin

Historical Examples of lambskin

  • The black feathers on its head are the black cap of lambskin which he used to wear.

  • On her head she had a black hood of lambskin, lined with ermine.

  • Janet, finding the lambskin left on her hands, examined it curiously, running her fingers over the soft black wool.

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  • Finding her seated upon the lambskin, he took his place opposite her and passed the hot bread.

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  • It will not, certainly, be very easy to find such a disease as the lambskin disease in any of our modern nosologies.


British Dictionary definitions for lambskin

lambskin

noun

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
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper