velumen

noun
ve·​lu·​men | \ və̇ˈlümən \
plural velumina\ -​mənə \

Definition of velumen

: the velvety covering of various parts of plants or animals

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History and Etymology for velumen

Latin, fleece; probably akin to Latin vellere to pluck, pull

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“Velumen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/velumen. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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