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plush

[ pluhsh ]
/ plʌʃ /
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noun

a fabric, as of silk, cotton, or wool, whose pile is more than ⅛ inch (0.3 centimeter) high.

adjective, plush·er, plush·est.

expensively or showily luxurious: the plushest hotel in town
abundantly rich; lush; luxuriant: plush, rolling lawns.

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Origin of plush

First recorded in 1585–95; 1920–25 for def. 2; from French pluche, syncopated variant of peluche, ultimately from Latin pilus “hair”

OTHER WORDS FROM plush

plushed, adjectiveplushlike, adjectiveplushly, adverbplushness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for plush

plush
/ (plʌʃ) /

noun

  1. a fabric with a cut pile that is longer and softer than velvet
  2. (as modifier)a plush chair

adjective

Also: plushy informal lavishly appointed; rich; costly

Derived forms of plush

plushly, adverbplushness, noun

Word Origin for plush

C16: from French pluche, from Old French peluchier to pluck, ultimately from Latin pilus a hair, pile ³
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