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sheepskin

[ sheep-skin ]
/ ˈʃipˌskɪn /
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noun
the skin of a sheep, especially such a skin dressed with the wool on, as for a garment.
leather, parchment, or the like, made from the skin of sheep.
Informal. a diploma.
adjective
made from the skin of a sheep.
(of a garment) lined with the skin of a sheep dressed with the wool on.
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Origin of sheepskin

First recorded in 1150–1200, sheepskin is from the Middle English word shepskinn.See sheep, skin
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British Dictionary definitions for sheepskin

sheepskin
/ (ˈʃiːpˌskɪn) /

noun
  1. the skin of a sheep, esp when used for clothing, etc, or with the fleece removed and used for parchment
  2. (as modifier)a sheepskin coat
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