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white leather

leather treated with chemicals, as alum or salt; tawed leather.
Also, whitleather.
Origin of white leather
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; cf. whitleather Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Coquenil drew an envelope from his breast pocket and from it he took a number of white-leather fragments.

    Through the Wall Cleveland Moffett
British Dictionary definitions for white-leather

white leather

leather that has been treated with a chemical, such as alum or salt, to make it white Also called whitleather (ˈwɪtlɛðə)
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