suede

or suède

[ sweyd ]
/ sweɪd /

noun

kid or other leather finished with a soft, napped surface, on the flesh side or on the outer side after removal of a thin outer layer.
Also called suede cloth. a fabric with a napped surface suggesting this.

verb (used with object), sued·ed, sued·ing.

to treat so as to raise a nap on (leather, cloth, etc.).

verb (used without object), sued·ed, sued·ing.

to raise a nap on leather, cloth, etc.

Origin of suede

1855–60; < French (gants de) Suède (gloves from) Sweden
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British Dictionary definitions for sueding

suede

/ (sweɪd) /

noun

  1. a leather finished with a fine velvet-like nap, usually on the flesh side of the skin or hide, produced by abrasive action
  2. (as modifier)a suede coat

Word Origin for suede

C19: from French gants de Suède, literally: gloves from Sweden
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