velour

[ vuh-loo r ]
/ vəˈlʊər /

noun

a velvetlike fabric of rayon, wool, or any of several other natural or synthetic fibers, used for outerwear and upholstery.
a velvety fur felt, as of beaver, for hats.
Also ve·lours [vuh-loo r; French vuh-loor] /vəˈlʊər; French vəˈlur/.

Origin of velour

1700–10; earlier velours < French, Middle French; Old French velous < Old Provençal velos velvet < Latin villōsus hairy. See villus, -ose1
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velour

velours

/ (vɛˈlʊə) /

noun

any of various fabrics with a velvet-like finish, used for upholstery, coats, hats, etc

Word Origin for velour

C18: from Old French velous, from Old Provençal velos velvet, from Latin villosus shaggy, from villus shaggy hair; compare Latin vellus a fleece
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