See also: Cordovan

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Etymology Edit

From Cordova (Córdoba, a city in Spain) +‎ -an. Doublet of cordwain. (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “from Spanish cordován?”)

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Noun Edit

cordovan (countable and uncountable, plural cordovans)

  1. A leather from Córdoba originally of tanned goatskin later of horsehide.
  2. a shoe made from cordovan leather

Adjective Edit


  1. oxblood (the color)

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Romanian Edit

Etymology Edit

Borrowed from Italian cordovano.

Noun Edit

cordovan n (plural cordovane)

  1. (dated) cordovan (leather)

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