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capeskin

[keyp-skin] /ˈkeɪpˌskɪn/
noun
1.
a firm, washable leather used especially for gloves, originally made from the skin of goats from the Cape of Good Hope, but now from hairy lambskin or sheepskin.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
1910-1915
1910-15; cape2 + skin
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British Dictionary definitions for capeskin

capeskin

/ˈkeɪpˌskɪn/
noun
1.
a soft leather obtained from the skins of a type of lamb or sheep having hairlike wool
adjective
2.
made of this leather
Word Origin
C19: named after the Cape of Good Hope
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