- a native or inhabitant of Córdoba, Spain.
- (lowercase) a soft, smooth leather originally made at Córdoba of goatskin but later made also of split horsehide, pigskin, etc.
- of Córdoba, Spain.
- (lowercase) designating or made of cordovan.
- a fine leather now made principally from horsehide, isolated from the skin layers above and below it and tanned
- a native or inhabitant of Córdoba, Spain
- of or relating to Córdoba, Spain
1590s, “fine Spanish leather,” from adjective Cordovan, from Spanish cordovan (modern cordoban), from cordovano (adj.) “of Cordova,” the Spanish city, former capital of Moorish Spain; a later adoption of the same word that became cordwain (see ). The city name is from Phoenician qorteb “oil press.”