[vuh-loot-n-uh s]
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Origin of velutinous

First recorded in 1820–30, velutinous is from the New Latin word velūtīnus literally, velvety. See velvet, -ine1, -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for velutinous


  1. covered with short dense soft hairsvelutinous leaves

Word Origin for velutinous

C19: from New Latin velūtīnus like velvet
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