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[vuh-loot-n-uh s]
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  1. having a soft, velvety surface, as certain plants.
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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
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Historical Examples

  • Its delicate fabric hath the colour Of lovely and velutinous skin.

    Enamels and Cameos and other Poems

    Thophile Gautier

  • Velutinous: velvety: clothed with dense, soft, short hair, like velvet.

British Dictionary definitions for velutinous


  1. covered with short dense soft hairsvelutinous leaves
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin velūtīnus like velvet
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