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A fine leather originally made of goatskin but now more frequently of split horsehide.

[Spanish cordován, from Córdova, Córdoba, Spain.]


(Tanning) a fine leather now made principally from horsehide, isolated from the skin layers above and below it and tanned
[C16: from Spanish cordobán (n), from cordobán (adj) of Córdoba1]


(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Córdoba, Spain
(Placename) of or relating to Córdoba, Spain


(ˈkɔr də vən)

1. a native or resident of Córdoba, Spain.
2. (l.c.) a soft, smooth, nonporous leather orig. made at Córdoba of goatskin, now often made of split horsehide.
3. of or pertaining to Córdoba, Spain.
4. (l.c.) designating or made of cordovan.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cordovan - a fine leather originally made in Cordoba, Spain
leather - an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning


A. ADJcordobés
B. Ncordobés/esa m/f; (= leather) → cordobán m
References in classic literature ?
but our lady is lighter than a lanner, and might teach the cleverest Cordovan or Mexican how to mount; she cleared the back of the saddle in one jump, and without spurs she is making the hackney go like a zebra; and her damsels are no way behind her, for they all fly like the wind;" which was the truth, for as soon as they saw Dulcinea mounted, they pushed on after her, and sped away without looking back, for more than half a league.
Only one easy arm-chair, very magnificent, was to be seen; the wood was painted with roses on a red ground, the seat was of ruby Cordovan leather, ornamented with long silken fringes, and studded with a thousand golden nails.
When she removed the cordovan leather from the grand piano and ventured to play a few notes on it, it sounded with a mournful sadness, startling the dismal echoes of the house.
For outside the waistband wear, I found a Galco Cordovan holster for a GLOCK 30 fit the P30SK adequately.
Made in Northampton the boots come in classic black, brown and cordovan.
The brand prides itself on using superior leathers such as calf skin and cordovan and providing customers with the ultimate fit.
And while we're at it, let's tip our Cordovan hats to a restaurant that charges less than PS2 for soft drinks from the gun and then keeps them topped at no extra cost .
Our rig was created for a Browning Hi-Power in 9mm and arrived with a spare magazine carrier and a belt, all in matching brown cordovan.
No wonder then that Thomas had launched a vigorous attack on the 'Latin descendants' of the Cordovan philosopher by his De unitate intellectus contra averroistas in 1270 (see Thomas 1994).
At first glance I took in only the brown herringbone suit, the navy raw-silk tie, the plain-toe bluchers--Alden's by the look of them, in Ravello cordovan.
Writing around the middle of the third Islamic century, the Cordovan Hadith master Abu Abd Allah b.
We use some of the most highly sought-after leathers in the world, including box calf, French calf and cordovan from Horween in our collection.