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velutinous

[vuh-loot-n-uh s] /vəˈlut n əs/
adjective
1.
having a soft, velvety surface, as certain plants.
Origin of velutinous
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30, velutinous is from the New Latin word velūtīnus literally, velvety. See velvet, -ine1, -ous
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velutinous

/vəˈluːtɪnəs/
adjective
1.
covered with short dense soft hairs: velutinous leaves
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin velūtīnus like velvet
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