Suedes

suede

[sweyd]
noun
1.
kid or other leather finished with a soft, napped surface, on the flesh side or on the outer side after removal of a thin outer layer.
2.
Also called suede cloth. a fabric with a napped surface suggesting this.
verb (used with object), sueded, sueding.
3.
to treat so as to raise a nap on (leather, cloth, etc.).
verb (used without object), sueded, sueding.
4.
to raise a nap on leather, cloth, etc.
Also, suède.


Origin:
1855–60; < French (gants de) Suède (gloves from) Sweden

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suede (sweɪd)
 
n
a.  a leather finished with a fine velvet-like nap, usually on the flesh side of the skin or hide, produced by abrasive action
 b.  (as modifier): a suede coat
 
[C19: from French gants de Suède, literally: gloves from Sweden]

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suede
undressed kid skin, 1884, from gants de Suède (1859), lit. "gloves of Sweden," from Fr. Suède "Sweden."
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