saffian

[saf-ee-uh n]
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noun

a leather made of goatskin or sheepskin, usually dyed in bright colors.

Nearby words

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  3. safety-deposit box,
  4. safety-pin,
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  6. safflower,
  7. safflower oil,
  8. saffron,
  9. safi,
  10. safid rud

Origin of saffian

1585–95; < Russian safʾyán < Turkic (compare Turkish sahtiyan) < Persian sekhtiyān, akin to sekht hard, firm

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British Dictionary definitions for saffian

saffian

noun

leather tanned with sumach and usually dyed a bright colour

Word Origin for saffian

C16: via Russian and Turkish from Persian sakhtiyān goatskin, from sakht hard

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