from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A leather made from goatskins or sheepskins which is tanned with sumac and then brightly dyed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Goatskins or sheepskins tanned with sumac and dyed in a variety of bright colors, without a previous stuffing with oils or fats.


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