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Definition of "cordovan" []

  • A fine leather originally made of goatskin but now more frequently of split horsehide. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cordovan" in a sentence
  • "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)."
Words like "cordovan"
calfskin cordwain
kidskin leather