velutinous

[vuh-loot-n-uh s]

adjective

having a soft, velvety surface, as certain plants.

Origin of velutinous

First recorded in 1820–30, velutinous is from the New Latin word velūtīnus literally, velvety. See velvet, -ine1, -ous
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velutinous

adjective

covered with short dense soft hairsvelutinous leaves

Word Origin for velutinous

C19: from New Latin velūtīnus like velvet
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