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Russia leather

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noun

a fine, smooth leather produced by careful tanning and dyeing, especially in dark red: originally prepared in Russia.

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Also called russia.

Origin of Russia leather

First recorded in 1650–60
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Russia leather

noun

a smooth dyed leather made from calfskin and scented with birch tar oil, originally produced in Russia
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