Shagreen meaning

shə-grēn
The rough hide of a shark or ray with embedded denticles, used as an abrasive and as leather.
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An untanned leather with a granular surface that is often dyed green.
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The rough hide of a shark or ray with embedded denticles, used as an abrasive and as leather.
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An untanned leather with a granular surface that is often dyed green.
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Rawhide with a rough, granular surface, made from the skin of the horse, seal, etc.
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The hard, rough skin of the shark or dogfish, used as a polisher.
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An untanned leather, often dyed green; originally made from horse skin, today mostly made from the skin of a shark or ray.
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To give a texture resembling shagreen leather.
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Origin of shagreen

  • French chagrin leather made from the croup of a horse, donkey, or mule alteration (probably influenced by French chagrin chagrin, because such leather is rough) of Middle French sagrin from Turkish sağrı croup, leather made from a horse's croup from Old Turkic perhaps akin to Mongolian saɤu- to sit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French chagrin leather made from the croup of a horse, donkey, or mule alteration (probably influenced by French chagrin chagrin, because such leather is rough) of Middle French sagrin from Turkish sağrı croup, leather made from a horse's croup from Old Turkic perhaps akin to Mongolian saɤu- to sit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • However, the etymology of French chagrin is complex and disputed, likely of Germanic origin - whether there was any influence between an existing French word of Germanic origin and a Turkish loan is unclear.

    From Wiktionary

  • 1677, Anglicized form of chagrin, from French chagrin, from Turkish saÄŸrı.

    From Wiktionary