from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A closely napped fabric resembling velvet, used chiefly for clothing and upholstery.
- n. A felt resembling velvet, used in making hats.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A knit fabric similar to velvet, but usually somewhat coarser.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. heavy fabric that resembles velvet
Alteration of French velours, velvet, from Old French velour, alteration of velous, from Old Provençal velos, from Latin villōsus, hairy, from villus, shaggy hair.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French velours. (Wiktionary)