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A fine leather originally made of goatskin but now more frequently of split horsehide.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
Cor•do•van(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.adj.
3. of or pertaining to Córdoba, Spain.
4. (l.c.) designating or made of cordovan.