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shagreen

[shuh-green] /ʃəˈgrin/
noun
1.
an untanned leather with a granular surface, prepared from the hide of a horse, shark, seal, etc.
2.
the rough skin of certain sharks, used as an abrasive.
adjective
3.
Also, shagreened. resembling, covered with, or made of shagreen.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < French chagrin, variant of sagrin < Turkish sağrι rump, crupper
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Examples for shagreen
  • At the end of this period, if the shagreen is still stable, the species could be considered for delisting.
British Dictionary definitions for shagreen

shagreen

/ʃæˈɡriːn/
noun
1.
the rough skin of certain sharks and rays, used as an abrasive
2.
a rough grainy leather made from certain animal hides
Word Origin
C17: from French chagrin, from Turkish çagri rump; also associated through folk etymology with shag1, green
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