Etymology
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vellum (n.)

early 15c., from Old French velin "parchment made from calfskin" (13c.), from vel, veel "calf" (see veal).

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Definitions of vellum

vellum (n.)
a heavy creamy-colored paper resembling parchment;
vellum (n.)
fine parchment prepared from the skin of a young animal e.g. a calf or lamb;
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