American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A soft tufted cord of silk, cotton, or worsted used in embroidery or for fringing.
- n. Fabric made of this cord, commonly used for bedspreads or rugs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A soft, velvety cord of silk or worsted, used in embroidery and for fringes and other ornamental parts of women's dresses, etc.
- n. A name for Dasya elegans, one of the red marine algæ), order Florideæ. See Dasya.
- n. A name given to the cotton leaf-worm or cotton caterpillar, the larva of Alabama argillacea, by Louisiana planters of French descent, and adopted by many others.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Tufted cord, of silk or worsted, for the trimming of ladies' dresses, for embroidery and fringes, and for the weft of Chenille rugs.
- n. a heavy fabric woven with chenille cord; used in rugs and bedspreads
- n. a soft tufted cord used in embroidery
- French (Wiktionary)
- French chenille, caterpillar, chenille, from Latin canīcula, diminutive of canis, dog; see kwon- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“On one side of the door, framed and glazed, was a large coat of arms of the Kittery family, worked in chenille and embroidery, – the labor of Miss Deborah's hands during the course of her early education.”
“This summer after getting reports of six deaths, the Blair company recalled chenille robes that it sold through its online and retail stores because they failed to meet federal flammability standards.”
“If they weave cloth of it, that's called chenille too.”
“Tight weaves or knits and fabrics without a fuzzy or napped surface are less likely to ignite and burn rapidly than open knits or weaves, or fabrics with brushed or piled surfaces such as chenille ..”
“The wicker is very delicately plaited, and is ornamented with a pattern in chenille which is very easy to work.”
“A kind of chenille robe made by Blair and sold through its catalog is being recalled after six deaths.”
“I tie a skunk fly up with yellow chenille and it works very well.”
“Enough to see her pound her fists into her pastel chenille spread, hard enough to raise dust.”
“I am wrapped in a chenille throw curled up on my sofa, with a glass of Chardonnay and my leg tucked beneath me, reading—well, trying to read—Stealing Candy by Allison Hobbs about teen girls being forced into prostitution by a malicious pimp.”
“Body material mostly likely would be chenille but some tie in a squirrel zonker or hackle.”
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