Russia leather
noun Etymology: Russia, Europe Date: 1658 leather made by tanning various skins with willow, birch, or oak and then rubbing the flesh side with a phenolic oil distilled from a European birch — called also Russia calf

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  • Russia leather — Russia Rus sia, n. A country of Europe and Asia. [1913 Webster] {Russia iron}, a kind of sheet iron made in Russia, having a lustrous blue black surface. {Russia leather}, a soft kind of leather, made originally in Russia but now elsewhere,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Russia leather — n. a fine, smooth leather, usually dyed dark red, orig. made in Russia of hides treated with oil from birch bark: used in bookbinding, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Russia leather — a fine, smooth leather produced by careful tanning and dyeing, esp. in dark red: originally prepared in Russia. Also called russia. [1650 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • Russia leather — /ˈrʌʃə lɛðə/ (say rushuh ledhuh) noun a fine, smooth leather produced by careful tanning and dyeing, especially in dark red; originally prepared in Russia, but imitated elsewhere. Also, russia …   Australian English dictionary

  • Russia leather — n. a durable bookbinding leather from skins impregnated with birch bark oil. Etymology: Russia in E. Europe …   Useful english dictionary

  • Russia leather — noun a durable leather made from calfskin and impregnated with birchbark oil, used for bookbinding …   English new terms dictionary

  • Russia leather — Rus′sia leath′er n. clo a fine, smooth leather tanned with birch bark; often having a darkened color. Also called Rus′sian calf′ …   From formal English to slang

  • american russia leather — noun Usage: usually capitalized A&R : calfskin or cowhide leather finished to resemble Russia leather …   Useful english dictionary

  • Russia — Rus sia, n. A country of Europe and Asia. [1913 Webster] {Russia iron}, a kind of sheet iron made in Russia, having a lustrous blue black surface. {Russia leather}, a soft kind of leather, made originally in Russia but now elsewhere, having a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Russia iron — Russia Rus sia, n. A country of Europe and Asia. [1913 Webster] {Russia iron}, a kind of sheet iron made in Russia, having a lustrous blue black surface. {Russia leather}, a soft kind of leather, made originally in Russia but now elsewhere,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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