КОЖА _|_ LEATHER / KOZHA [ˈkoʐə]          

Hint with an alternative definition: the outer protective layer of the body like a shaggy & cozy coat, a cover of a corpus or like a skin jacket for core against shock from the environment (dirt, irradiation, heat, cold)

Hint with composition: cover + caution (you can see any changes in a body on the skin)

Hints with translation + consonant words (by sounds or letters): it is like a case, cage for garbage & guts / like a cozy for a teapot / imagine a cushy leather on a cushion or couch

Mental visualization: КОЖ (stretched animal skin for drying or for a drum) + A (bonfire)