American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fine leather originally made of goatskin but now more frequently of split horsehide.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Spanish leather. See cordwain.
- n. Leather made from horse-hide.
- n. a leather from Córdoba originally of tanned goatskin later of horsehide.
- adj. oxblood (the color)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as cordwain. In England the name is applied to leather made from horsehide.
- n. a fine leather originally made in Cordoba, Spain
- from Córdova or Córdoba a Spanish town. (Wiktionary)
- Spanish cordován, from Córdova, Córdoba, Spain. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Me, I'm trying to decide if I should pack the cordovan mary janes OR the black chinese style slippers, and if I can get away with leaving behind any of: hiking boots, running shoes, Tevas, climbing shoes, goth boots (which count as athletic footwear ... * g*) ...”
“I have purchased a pair of cordovan Mary Janes, a pair of stompy boots (Doc Martens got cheap: my last pair of gothing boots was bought in1993 and I noticed in Austin that they've sort of started to hurt my feet after four hours of dancing), and a pair of rock climbing approach shoes.”
“Color The two colors you must have in your shoe closet are black and cordovan (the brown which is burgundy with a hint of rose).”
“A blue shirt, the gold Tiffany cuff links, gray slacks, and that nice pair of cordovan Alden tassel moc loafers.”
“Hand-numbered and -crafted from Horween shell cordovan, the limited-edition 721 LTD boot from Wolverine's 1000 Mile collection offers a timeless silhouette that works with jeans or trousers. $725 at Redeem 1734 14th St. NW, 202-332-7447; visit www.wolverine.com for additional retailers.”
“Bunker had never seen their like: apples the shape of a perfect McIntosh (a variety widely planted in Maine only after a calamitous freeze killed more than a million trees in 1934) but colored a lustrous dark cordovan, purple-black with firm, cream-colored flesh.”
“Hillary amid a group of men, her jewel-toned pantsuits vivid in a sea of gray, navy and cordovan.”
“I wish they were an update but not this one on the classic cordovan Weejuns, a shoe I wore constantly from elementary school through high school, but you can't have everything.”
“I wore cordovan tasseled Weejuns in high school and for some reason my penny loafer of choice was a black Dexter.”
“A young black man might have to wear a button-down shirt and awkward cordovan shoes to his job at a bank, but in his hours off he could tie on a bandanna, listen to gangsta rap, and affect the style and language of the outsiders he had come to admire.”
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