Russia leather

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

Origin of Russia leather

First recorded in 1650–60
  • Also called russia.

Words Nearby Russia leather Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Russia leather in a sentence

  • My wife sent me at the same time a warm winter overcoat, a large fur cap, and a pair of double-soled Russia-leather boots.

  • It was no banana peel, nor pineapple, nor Russia-leather bag, but only a company of beetles sipping in the sun.

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  • The question now lay between the Russia-leather purse and himself.

  • No trace of that Russia-leather purse was to be found about Cecile.

  • For the Russia-leather purse represented her honor to the little girl.

British Dictionary definitions for Russia leather

Russia leather

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

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