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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See tree calf, under calf.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A bright brown polished calfskin binding of books, stained with a conventional treelike design.

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  • A highly polished calf bookbinding with a distinctive treelike pattern, like this.

    February 20, 2007

  • Also see tree-calf.

    September 26, 2014