maroquin

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English[edit]

Book bound in maroquin
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Etymology[edit]

From French, alteration of marocain (Moroccan), where the leather was first produced.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ma‧ro‧quin

Noun[edit]

maroquin (plural maroquins)

  1. leather made from goatskin
    • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 122
      Oscillating freely a long chair incense swinger, a youthful server, magnificent in white silk stockings and Neapolitan-violet maroquin shoes, presented himself on the threshold in a fragrant veil of smoke.

Usage notes[edit]

Somewhat refined or dated, the Anglicized morocco leather or simply morocco are often used instead.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of marocain (Moroccan), where the leather was first produced

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maroquin m (plural maroquins)

  1. marocain (type of leather)
  2. Object made of marocain
  3. (figuratively, by extension) ministerial briefcase

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