from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Covered with dense, soft, silky hairs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a layer of soft short hairs, like velvet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the surface covered with a fine and dense silky pubescence; velvety.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling velvet; velvety; soft.
The tea menu is a tiny piece of delight, with descriptions that blithely use words like "velutinous" and "viridescent" and "vegetal" to describe their oolongs and whites and blacks.
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.