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Russia leather

noun
1.
a fine, smooth leather produced by careful tanning and dyeing, especially in dark red: originally prepared in Russia.
Also called russia.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60
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Russia leather

noun
1.
a smooth dyed leather made from calfskin and scented with birch tar oil, originally produced in Russia
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