velutinous

adjective
ve·​lu·​ti·​nous | \ və̇ˈlütᵊnəs \

Definition of velutinous

: covered with a fine and dense silky pubescence : velvety

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History and Etymology for velutinous

New Latin velutinus, from Medieval Latin velutum velvet (probably from Old Italian velluto shaggy from—assumed—Vulgar Latin villutus) + Latin -inus -ine

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“Velutinous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/velutinous. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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