animal skin

Definitions of animal skin
  1. noun
    the outer covering of an animal
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    lambskin, parchment, sheepskin
    skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on
    fell, hide
    the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
    leather
    an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
    fur, pelt
    the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
    piece of leather
    a separate part consisting of leather
    vellum
    fine parchment prepared from the skin of a young animal e.g. a calf or lamb
    cowhide
    the hide of a cow
    goatskin
    the hide of a goat
    rawhide
    untanned hide especially of cattle; cut in strips it is used for whips and ropes
    grain
    the side of leather from which the hair has been removed
    alligator
    leather made from alligator's hide
    buckskin
    a soft yellowish suede leather originally from deerskin but now usually from sheepskin
    buff
    a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen
    ooze leather
    a very soft leather made from the skins of calves and having a suede finish on the flesh side
    Russia leather
    a smooth leather tanned with willow, birch, or oak, and scented on the flesh side with birch oil
    calf, calfskin
    fine leather from the skin of a calf
    whit leather, white leather
    a leather that has been treated with alum and/or salt
    chammy, chammy leather, chamois, chamois leather, shammy, shammy leather
    a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin
    cordovan
    a fine leather originally made in Cordoba, Spain
    cowhide, cowskin
    leather made from the hide of a cow
    crush, crushed leather
    leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
    deerskin
    leather from the hide of a deer
    doeskin
    soft leather from deerskin or lambskin
    glove leather
    leather suitable for making gloves
    horsehide
    leather from the hide of a horse
    kid, kidskin
    soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat
    mocha
    soft suede glove leather from goatskin
    morocco
    a soft pebble-grained leather made from goatskin; used for shoes and book bindings etc.
    patent leather
    leather with a hard glossy surface
    pigskin
    leather from the skin of swine
    fleece, sheepskin
    tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing
    shoe leather
    leather used to make shoes
    suede, suede leather
    leather with a napped surface
    astrakhan
    the fur of young lambs
    bearskin
    the pelt of a bear (sometimes used as a rug)
    beaver, beaver fur
    the soft brown fur of the beaver
    chinchilla
    the expensive silvery grey fur of the chinchilla
    ermine
    the expensive white fur of the ermine
    fox
    the grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox
    lambskin
    the skin of a lamb with the wool still on
    lapin, rabbit
    the fur of a rabbit
    leopard
    the pelt of a leopard
    mink
    the expensive fur of a mink
    muskrat, muskrat fur
    the brown fur of a muskrat
    otter
    the fur of an otter
    raccoon
    the fur of the North American racoon
    sable
    the expensive dark brown fur of the marten
    seal, sealskin
    the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal
    squirrel
    the fur of a squirrel
    roan
    a soft sheepskin leather that is colored and finished to resemble morocco; used in bookbinding
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    animal product
    a product made from animal material
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