cabretta

cabretta

[kuh-bret-uh]
noun
a leather made from the skins of sheep that grow hair rather than wool, tougher than other sheepskins and used chiefly for gloves and shoes.

Origin:
1915–20; < Portuguese or Spanish cabr(a) she-goat (< Latin capra) + Italian -etta, for -ette, as in leatherette, etc.

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cabretta (kəˈbrɛtə)
 
n
chiefly (US) a soft leather obtained from the skins of certain South American or African sheep
 
[from Spanish cabra she-goat]

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