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"patent leather" in British English

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patent leathernoun [U]

uk   us   (also patent)
a ​type of ​leather that has a very ​smooth, ​shinysurface: a ​purse made of ​glossy patent ​leather black patent ​shoes
(Definition of patent leather from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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patent leathernoun [U]

 us   /ˈpæt·ənt ˈleð·ər/
leather with a hard, ​shinysurface: black patent-leather ​shoes
(Definition of patent leather from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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