SHAGREE'N, n. A kind of grained leather prepared of the skin of a fish, a species of Squalus. To prepare it, the skin is stretched and covered with mustard seed, which is bruised upon it. The skin is then exposed to the weather for some days, and afterwards tanned.
SHA-GREEN, n.2 [or v.]
for Chagrin. [See Chagrin.]
SHA-GREEN, n.1 [Pers. سغري sagri, the skin of a horse or an ass, &c. dressed.]
A kind of grained leather prepared of the skin of a fish, a species of Squalus. To prepare it, the skin is stretched and covered with mustard-seed, which is bruised upon it. The skin is then exposed to the weather for some days, and afterward tanned. – Encyc.
- A kind of untanned leather prepared in Russia and the East, from
the skins of horses, asses, and camels, and grained so as to be
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. It is used for covering small cases and boxes.
- Made or covered with the
leather called shagreen.
- The skin of various small sharks and other
fishes when having small, rough, bony scales. The dogfishes of the
genus Scyllium furnish a large part of that used in the
- Covered with rough
scales or points like those on shagreen.