cape-skin

capeskin

[keyp-skin]
noun
a firm, washable leather used especially for gloves, originally made from the skin of goats from the Cape of Good Hope, but now from hairy lambskin or sheepskin.

Origin:
1910–15; cape2 + skin

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capeskin (ˈkeɪpˌskɪn)
 
n
1.  a soft leather obtained from the skins of a type of lamb or sheep having hairlike wool
 
adj
2.  made of this leather
 
[C19: named after the Cape of Good Hope]

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