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velutinous

[ vuh-loot-n-uhs ]
/ vəˈlut n əs /
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adjective
having a soft, velvety surface, as certain plants.
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Origin of velutinous

First recorded in 1820–30; from New Latin velūtīnus “velvety”; see velvet, -ine1, -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for velutinous

velutinous
/ (vəˈluːtɪnəs) /

adjective
covered with short dense soft hairsvelutinous leaves

Word Origin for velutinous

C19: from New Latin velūtīnus like velvet
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