Definitions for: Leather

[n] an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning

Webster (1913) Definition: Leath"er, n. [OE. lether, AS. le?er; akin to D. leder,
le[^e]r, G. leder, OHG. ledar, Icel. le?r, Sw. l["a]der, Dan.
1. The skin of an animal, or some part of such skin, tanned,
tawed, or otherwise dressed for use; also, dressed hides,

2. The skin. [Ironical or Sportive]

Note: Leather is much used adjectively in the sense of made
of, relating to, or like, leather.

Leather board, an imitation of sole leather, made of
leather scraps, rags, paper, etc.

Leather carp (Zo["o]l.), a variety of carp in which the
scales are all, or nearly all, absent. See Illust. under

Leather jacket. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A California carangoid fish (Oligoplites saurus).
(b) A trigger fish (Balistes Carolinensis).

Leather flower (Bot.), a climbing plant (Clematis Viorna)
of the Middle and Southern States having thick, leathery
sepals of a purplish color.

Leather leaf (Bot.), a low shrub (Cassandra calyculata),
growing in Northern swamps, and having evergreen,
coriaceous, scurfy leaves.

Leather plant (Bot.), one or more New Zealand plants of the
composite genus Celmisia, which have white or buff
tomentose leaves.

Leather turtle. (Zo["o]l.) See Leatherback.

Vegetable leather.
(a) An imitation of leather made of cotton waste.
(b) Linen cloth coated with India rubber. --Ure.

Leath"er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leathered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Leathering.]
To beat, as with a thong of leather. [Obs. or Colloq.] --G.

See Also: alligator, animal skin, buckskin, buff, calf, calfskin, chammy, chammy leather, chamois, chamois leather, cordovan, cowhide, cowskin, crush, crushed leather, deerskin, doeskin, fleece, glove leather, horsehide, kid, kidskin, mocha, morocco, ooze leather, patent leather, piece of leather, pigskin, roan, Russia leather, shammy, shammy leather, sheepskin, shoe leather, suede, whit leather, white leather

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