Definition of Cordovan

1. Noun. A fine leather originally made in Cordoba, Spain.

Generic synonyms: Leather



Definition of Cordovan

1. n. Same as Cordwain. In England the name is applied to leather made from horsehide.

Definition of Cordovan

1. Noun. a leather from Córdoba originally of tanned goatskin later of horsehide. ¹

2. Adjective. oxblood (the color) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cordovan

1. a fine leather [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cordovan

cordon bleu
cordon off
cordon sanitaire
cordoned
cordoned off
cordoning
cordoning off
cordonnet
cordonnets
cordons
cordons off
cordons sanitaires
cordopexy
cordotomies
cordotomy
cordovan (current term)
cordovans
cords
corduroy
corduroy road
corduroyed
corduroying
corduroylike
corduroys
cordwain
cordwainer
cordwaineries
cordwainers
cordwainery
cordwains

Literary usage of Cordovan

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1. A Brief Account of the Military Orders in Spain by Georgiana Goddard King (1921)
"Old vestments of cordovan workmanship dad) and confederation with the Master of Santiago for mutual support. A chasuble of cramoisy taffetas, ..."

2. The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient by Richard Garnett, Leon Vallée, Alois Brandl (1899)
"... A cordovan HOUSEWIFE. BY JUAN VALERA. (Translated for this work by Ellen Watson. ... cordovan ..."

3. History of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic, of Spain by William Hickling Prescott (1866)
"Conquest of Spain by the Arabs—cordovan Empire—High Civilisation ami Prosperity—Its Dismemberment—Kingdom of Granada—Luxurious and Chivalrous ..."

4. Spanish Vistas by George Parsons Lathrop (1883)
"cordovan PILGRIMS. I. House of Purification, as the great mosque at Cordova was called, used to be a goal of pilgrimage for the Moors in Spain, ..."

5. A New Dictionary of Quotations from the Greek, Latin, and Modern Languages (1869)
""If my feet/7 says SANCHO, when he is about to quit his government, "are not adorned with pinked shoes of cordovan leather, they shall not ..."

6. The art of boot and shoemaking by John Bedford Leno (1885)
"cordovan. — Morocco.— Linen.—Elastics.—Machine Shoe Threads. To dwell upon the advantages of knowing how to choose and buy, would be an unnecessary waste of ..."

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