a fabric, as of silk, cotton, or wool, whose pile is more than ⅛ inch (0.3 cm) high.
adjective, plusher, plushest.
expensively or showily luxurious: the plushest hotel in town
abundantly rich; lush; luxuriant: plush, rolling lawns.

1585–95; 1920–25 for def 2; < French pluche, syncopated variant of pelucheLatin pilus hair

plushed, adjective
plushlike, adjective
plushly, adverb
plushness, noun

2. opulent, lavish, palatial. Unabridged
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plush (plʌʃ)
1.  a.  a fabric with a cut pile that is longer and softer than velvet
 b.  (as modifier): a plush chair
2.  informal Also: plushy lavishly appointed; rich; costly
[C16: from French pluche, from Old French peluchier to pluck, ultimately from Latin pilus a hair, pile³]

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Word Origin & History

"soft fabric," 1594, from M.Fr. pluche "shag, plush," contraction of peluche "hairy fabric," from O.Fr. peluchier "to pull, to tug, to pluck" (the final process in weaving plush), from V.L. *piluccare "remove hair" (see pluck). The adj. meaning "swank, luxurious" is first
attested 1927; plushy in this sense is recorded from 1923.
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Example sentences
The hideous and germ-laden plush or velvet curtains were gone, and leather
  hangings of a rich tone took their place.
Trying to punish plush plans loses the unions and the rich.
Koalas are obviously a species of renegade plush toy.
And yes, those are plush toothbrushes and dental picks so the wee ones could
  practice proper mammoth dental care.
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