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What is "Leather" - Definition & Explanation

Tanned (processed) skin of an animal, usually cattle, used for upholstery fabric.
Animal skin dressed for use in clothing.
Leather is a material created through the tanning of hides and skins of animals, primarily cattlehide. The tanning process converts the putrescible skin into a durable, long-lasting and versatile natural material.

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