Origin of vellum
Examples from the Web for vellum
Vellum covers may be cleaned with soap and water, or in bad cases by a weak solution of salts of lemon.The Library|Andrew Lang
From this library Rawlinson also obtained some French editions of the Hor, printed on vellum.Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867|William Dunn Macray
Of the original edition of 1509 only one copy is known, printed on vellum and preserved in the Bibliothque Nationale.Early Illustrated Books|Alfred W. Pollard
The most ancient examples were written on papyrus, vellum Merovingian chancery.
It is a delightful book to leave about, with its vellum binding, dainty ribbons, and the hallmark of a great publisher's name.The Roadmender|Michael Fairless
British Dictionary definitions for vellum
Word Origin for vellum
Word Origin and History for vellum
early 15c., from Old French velin "parchment made from calfskin," from vel, veel "calf" (see veal).