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A soft leather used for gloves and shoes and made from the skin of sheep having coarse hairlike wool.
[Spanish and Portuguese cabra, she-goat (both from Latin capra, feminine of caper, goat) + Italian -etta, diminutive suff.]
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(Tanning) chiefly US a soft leather obtained from the skins of certain South American or African sheep
[from Spanish cabra she-goat]
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a fine leather made from the skins of sheep that grow hair.
[1915–20; < Portuguese or Sp cabr(a) she-goat]
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