Russia leather

Russia leather

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


Origin:
1650–60

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

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