American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Covered with dense, soft, silky hairs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling velvet; velvety; soft. Specifically In botany, having a hairy surface which in texture resembles that of velvet, as in
- adj. Having a layer of soft short hairs, like velvet.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Having the surface covered with a fine and dense silky pubescence; velvety.
- From New Latin velūtīnus, from Medieval Latin velūtum, velvet, from Vulgar Latin *villūtus; see velvet. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Shelby had been saving up words for this:velutinous, sybaritic, hedonic, effulgent .”
“Fine texture and weight on the palate though, with well knit, supple, velutinous tannins.”
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