from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fine leather originally made of goatskin but now more frequently of split horsehide.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a leather from Córdoba originally of tanned goatskin later of horsehide.
- adj. oxblood (the color)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as cordwain. In England the name is applied to leather made from horsehide.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Spanish leather. See cordwain.
- n. Leather made from horse-hide.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fine leather originally made in Cordoba, Spain
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.