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zamarra

[ zuh-mahr-uh ]
/ zəˈmɑr ə /
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noun
a sheepskin coat of the kind worn by shepherds in Spain.
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Origin of zamarra

1835–45; <Spanish <Basque zamar sheepskin
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How to use zamarra in a sentence

  • He wore corduroy leggins, a sheepskin zamarra, and a Cordovan sombrero that had once been white.

    The Wolf Cub|Patrick Casey
  • He wore heavy rope sandals, sheepskin zamarra, a long serape and pointed mountaineer's hat.

    The Wolf Cub|Patrick Casey
  • Then bewildered but blindly obedient, he began to doff his alpagartas, rough corduroys, and sheepskin zamarra.

    The Wolf Cub|Patrick Casey
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