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Noun: shagreen  sha'green
  1. A kind of untanned leather covered with small round granulations; this characteristic surface is produced by pressing small seeds into the grain or hair side when moist, and afterward, when dry, scraping off the roughness left between them, and then, by soaking, causing the portions of the skin which had been compressed or indented by the seeds to swell up into relief
  2. The skin of various small sharks and other fishes when having small, rough, bony scales

Derived forms: shagreens

Encyclopedia: Shagreen