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1vellum

noun vel·lum \ˈve-ləm\

: a smooth material made from the skin of a young animal and used especially for covering books or for writing on

: a strong cream-colored paper

Full Definition of VELLUM

1
:  a fine-grained unsplit lambskin, kidskin, or calfskin prepared especially for writing on or for binding books
2
:  a strong cream-colored paper
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Origin of VELLUM

Middle English velym, from Anglo-French velim, veeslin, from *veelin, adjective, of a calf, from veel calf — more at veal
First Known Use: 14th century

2vellum

adjective

Definition of VELLUM

1
:  of, resembling, or bound in vellum
2
:  slightly rough <paper with a vellum finish>

First Known Use of VELLUM

15th century

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