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velour

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noun, often attributive ve·lour \və-ˈlu̇r\

Simple Definition of velour

  • : a type of cloth that resembles velvet

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of velour

plural

velours

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  1. 1 :  any of various fabrics with a pile or napped surface resembling velvet used in heavy weights for upholstery and curtains and in lighter weights for clothing; also :  the article of clothing itself

  2. 2 :  a fur felt (as of rabbit or nutria) finished with a long velvety nap and used especially for hats

Variants of velour

or

velours

Origin and Etymology of velour

French velours velvet, velour, from Middle French velours, velour, from Old French velous, from Old Occitan velos, from Latin villosus shaggy, from villus shaggy hair — more at velvet


First Known Use: 1794


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