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(hīd)
n.
The skin of an animal, especially the thick tough skin or pelt of a large animal.
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The students learned to tan hides in the traditional method and harvest quills from porcupines.
They were the foundation of Middle Age trade and infrastructure--used to brew beer, tan hides, create wells and hide cesspits.
The plant's medicinal properties are due to the high level of tannic acid in the root, which is high enough that the root was even used to tan hides.