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

  • n. Variant of napa.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Fine materials such as nappa leather, solid metal and (optionally) genuine carbon-fiber facings underline the pronounced "custom-built" nature of the SLS interior, and show enormous attention to detail.


  • Hers: Burberry Prorsum bonded nappa studded biker trench Ā£4,995.

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  • Lined in nappa leather and available in four colors, the bags have detachable mini clutches inside that are perfect for summer or fall evenings.

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  • Apparently the "napa" (also "nappa") is a borrowed usage from Japanese, but I found no etymological data to support this.

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  • Gucci girl Caroline Ribeiro, from the Amazon region, is as brown as the nappa-leather slacks she squeezes into.

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  • I paid almost five dollars for nappa for just a head.

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  • The texture of the nappa cabbage with all the nooks and crannies absorbed the dressing well, and each bite was flavorful.

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  • I can see where people who really like a coating of dressing on their salads might think this is too bland; but it is the vegetables that really do the talking here: the peppery spunk in the nappa and the raddishes and that freshness in the celery.

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  • The car, outfitted with Versace's custom nappa leather upholstering, has a top speed of 330 kilometers per hour and a price tag of around $600,000.

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  • Stuart Weitzman's tan nappa thong sports a two-centimeter heel and matte-gold Swarovski crystal starfish ($250; stuartweitzman. com).

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