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velour (n.)

1706, also velure, velours, from French velours "velvet," from Old French velor, alteration of velos "velvet," from Old Provençal velos, from Latin villosus (adj.) "shaggy, hairy, rough" (in Medieval Latin "velvet"), from villus "shaggy hair, tuft of hair" (see velvet).

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Definitions of velour

velour (n.)
heavy fabric that resembles velvet;
Synonyms: velours
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