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Leath"er (lĕ&thlig_;"&etilde_;r), n. [OE. lether, AS. leðer; akin to D. leder, le&ê;r, G. leder, OHG. ledar, Icel. leðr, Sw. l&ä;der, Dan. læder.] 1. The skin of an animal, or some part of such skin, with the hair removed, and tanned, tawed, or otherwise dressed for use; also, dressed hides, collectively.
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2. The skin. [Ironical or Sportive]
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&hand_; Leather is much used adjectively in the sense of made of, relating to, or like, leather.
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Leather board, an imitation of sole leather, made of leather scraps, rags, paper, etc. -- Leather carp (Zo&ö;l.) , a variety of carp in which the scales are all, or nearly all, absent. See Illust. under Carp. -- Leather jacket. (Zo&ö;l.) (a) A California carangoid fish (Oligoplites saurus). (b) A trigger fish (Balistes Carolinensis). -- Leather flower (Bot.), a climbing plant (Clematis Viorna) of the Middle and Southern States having thick, leathery sepals of a purplish color. -- Leather leaf (Bot.), a low shrub (Cassandra calyculata), growing in Northern swamps, and having evergreen, coriaceous, scurfy leaves. -- Leather plant (Bot.), one or more New Zealand plants of the composite genus Celmisia, which have white or buff tomentose leaves. -- Leather turtle. (Zo&ö;l.) See Leatherback. -- Vegetable leather. (a) An imitation of leather made of cotton waste. (b) Linen cloth coated with India rubber. Ure.
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Leath"er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leathered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Leathering.] To beat, as with a thong of leather. [Obs. or Colloq.] G. Eliot.
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leath"er (?), a. Of, pertaining to or made of leather; consisting of leather; as, a black leather jacket.