plushly

plush

[pluhsh]
noun
1.
a fabric, as of silk, cotton, or wool, whose pile is more than ⅛ inch (0.3 cm) high.
adjective, plusher, plushest.
2.
expensively or showily luxurious: the plushest hotel in town
3.
abundantly rich; lush; luxuriant: plush, rolling lawns.

Origin:
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.
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plush (plʌʃ)
 
n
1.  a.  a fabric with a cut pile that is longer and softer than velvet
 b.  (as modifier): a plush chair
 
adj
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]
 
'plushly
 
adv
 
'plushness
 
n

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plush
"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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