Definition of tree calf in English:

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tree calf


[mass noun]
Calfskin stained with a tree-like design and used in bookbinding.
Example sentences
  • The first in line, Life of Captain Cook was bound in full tree calf to match the rest of the set.
  • A nice copy in full tree calf with elaborately gilt backstrip.
  • Bound in tree calf with raised bands, leather spine label and gold decorations.

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