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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fabric of silk, rayon, cotton, or other material, having a thick deep pile.
  • adj. Made of or covered with plush.
  • adj. Luxurious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Very extravagant.
  • adj. Very expensive, or appearing expensive.
  • adj. Having a soft, fluffy exterior.
  • n. A textile fabric with a nap or shag on one side, longer and softer than the nap of velvet.
  • n. A (type of) child's toy, usually an animal, filled with soft material.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A textile fabric with a nap or shag on one side, longer and softer than the nap of velvet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cloth of silk or cotton, and sometimes of wool (especially of camel's and goat's hair), having a softer and longer nap than that of velvet.
  • To crush, so as to resemble the surface of plush: said of velveteen and other textiles with a long nap.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by extravagance and profusion
  • n. a fabric with a nap that is longer and softer than velvet


French pluche, variant of peluche, from pelucher, to become fluffy, shed, from Old French peluchier, to pluck, probably from Vulgar Latin *piluccāre; see pluck.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French peluche ("fluff, plush"). (Wiktionary)



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  • Ja! PLUSH Haus! I remember!

    February 13, 2007

  • I always think of the faux-Pennsylvania-Dutch gift shop at the front of HersheyPark (Hershey PA). It was called the Plush Haus. We used to say "Das ist ein haus mit PLUSH!" whenever we went by. I don't know if it's there anymore, but occasionally we still say it.

    February 13, 2007