Sheepskin vs Saffian - What's the difference?

sheepskin | saffian |


As nouns the difference between sheepskin and saffian

is that sheepskin is (uncountable) the skin of a sheep, especially when used to make parchment or in bookbinding while saffian is a leather made from goatskins or sheepskins which is tanned with sumac and then brightly dyed.

sheepskin

English

Noun

  • (uncountable) The skin of a sheep, especially when used to make parchment or in bookbinding.
  • * 1891 , Outing: Sport, Adventure, Travel, Fiction (volume 17, page 137)
  • I confess to having felt a prejudice against sleeping in a bag, more especially a sheepskin bag, which would probably have a muttony odor; but it was pronounced to be the warmest and least cumbersome form of bedding we could have
  • (US, countable) A diploma.
  • (countable) The tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on, especially when used for clothing, rugs, etc.
  • References

    * OED

    saffian

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A leather made from goatskins or sheepskins which is tanned with sumac and then brightly dyed.