velour

[vuh-loor]
noun
1.
a velvetlike fabric of rayon, wool, or any of several other natural or synthetic fibers, used for outerwear and upholstery.
2.
a velvety fur felt, as of beaver, for hats.
Also, velours [vuh-loor; French vuh-loor] .


Origin:
1700–10; earlier velours < French, Middle French; Old French velous < Old Provençal velos velvet < Latin villōsus hairy. See villus, -ose1

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velour or velours (vɛˈlʊə)
 
n
any of various fabrics with a velvet-like finish, used for upholstery, coats, hats, etc
 
[C18: from Old French velous, from Old Provençal velos velvet, from Latin villosus shaggy, from villus shaggy hair; compare Latin vellus a fleece]
 
velours or velours
 
n
 
[C18: from Old French velous, from Old Provençal velos velvet, from Latin villosus shaggy, from villus shaggy hair; compare Latin vellus a fleece]

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velour
1706, from Fr. velours "velvet," from O.Fr. velour, alteration of velous, from O.Prov. velos, from L. villosus (adj.) "shaggy" (in M.L. "velvet"), from villus "shaggy hair, tuft of hair" (see velvet).
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Example sentences
One garment is a lavender colored velour jumpsuit with a floral printed rib knit top.
The driveline conduit is covered with velour fabric on its external surface to promote tissue growth.
Velour type towels usually have cut loops, while more absorbent bath towels and such usually have uncut loops.
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