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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Calfskin treated with chromium salts and having square markings on the grain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. black calfskin leather tanned with chromium salts

Etymologies

After Joseph Box, a 19th-century London bootmaker.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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