sealskin

[ seel-skin ]
/ ˈsilˌskɪn /

noun

the skin of a seal.
the skin or fur of the fur seal when prepared for making garments or leather items.
a garment or article made of this fur.

adjective

made of sealskin: a sealskin purse.

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Origin of sealskin

First recorded in 1275–1325, sealskin is from the Middle English word seleskin.See seal2, skin
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British Dictionary definitions for sealskin

sealskin
/ (ˈsiːlˌskɪn) /

noun

  1. the skin or pelt of a fur seal, esp when dressed with the outer hair removed and the underfur dyed dark brown
  2. (as modifier)a sealskin coat
a garment made of this skin
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