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vegetable tanning

the act or process of tanning hide by the infusion of plant extract. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Heavy chrome leather is often tanned in pits by suspension just as in vegetable tanning.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
  • It is tanned by natives according to some method of vegetable tanning not completely known at this time.

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
  • It is common to mordant chrome leather with vegetable tanning before dyeing.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett

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