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NOUN:
A soft kidlike leather used for gloves and shoes and made from sheepskin having coarse hairlike wool.

ETYMOLOGY:
Spanishand Portuguese cabra, she-goat (both from Latin capra, feminine of caper, goat) + Italian -etta, diminutive suff.


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