Definition of chenille
1 : a wool, cotton, silk, or rayon yarn with protruding pile; also : a pile-face fabric with a filling of this yarn
2 : an imitation of chenille yarn or fabric
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Aimee spread her hand across the chenille and traced a worsted swirl.
My Pillow Pets are 18 inch, huggable stuffed animals made of soft chenille that open to become a full-sized pillow.
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CHENILLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chenille for English Language Learners
: a thick, soft cloth
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