follow Dictionary.com

Boost your vocabulary with our Word of the Day

cordwain

[kawrd-weyn] /ˈkɔrd weɪn/
noun, Archaic.
1.
cordovan leather.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English cordewan < Middle French < Spanish cordován Cordovan
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for cordwain

cordwain

/ˈkɔːdˌweɪn/
noun
1.
an archaic name for cordovan
Word Origin
C12 cordewan, from Old French cordoan, from Old Spanish cordovanCordovan
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for cordwain

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for cordwain

14
16
Scrabble Words With Friends