- D'egras D['e]`gras", Degras Deg"ras, n. [F.; cf. F. gras, a. & n., fat.] A semisolid emulsion produced by the treatment of certain skins with oxidized fish oil, which extracts their soluble albuminoids. It was formerly solely a by-product of chamois leather manufacture, but is now made for its own sake, being valuable as a dressing for hides. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.