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vellum

[vel-uhm]
noun
1.
calfskin, lambskin, kidskin, etc., treated for use as a writing surface.
2.
a manuscript or the like on vellum.
3.
a texture of paper or cloth resembling vellum.
adjective
4.
made of or resembling vellum.
5.
bound in vellum.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English velum, velim < Middle French ve(e)lin of a calf. See veal, -in1

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vellum (ˈvɛləm)
 
n
1.  a fine parchment prepared from the skin of a calf, kid, or lamb
2.  a work printed or written on vellum
3.  a creamy coloured heavy paper resembling vellum
 
adj
4.  made of or resembling vellum
5.  (of a book) bound in vellum
 
[C15: from Old French velin, from velin of a calf, from veelveal]

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vellum
c.1430, from O.Fr. velin "parchment made from calfskin," from vel, veel "calf" (see veal).
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