Definition of term:: Calf

  • Calf
    Book binding leather from a calf hide or cattle hide; a commonly used material for leather binding (see also morocco, sheep, and vellum).
Danish: Kalveskind
Dutch: Kalfsleer
French: Veau
German: Kalbleder
Italian: Vitello
Spanish: Piel de becerro, becerrillo
Swedish: Kalvskinn
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources