velutinous [və lo͞ot′'n əs]
[< It velluto, velvet (< VL villutus: see VELVET) + -OUS]
Biol. covered with short, dense, silky, upright hairs; soft and velvety

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  • Velutinous — Ve*lu ti*nous, a. [It. velluto velvet. See {Velvet}.] (Bot.) Having the surface covered with a fine and dense silky pubescence; velvety; as, a velutinous leaf. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • velutinous — adj. [NL. vellutum, velvet] Clothed with very dense, upright short hairs …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • velutinous — /veuh looht n euhs/, adj. having a soft, velvety surface, as certain plants. [1820 30; < NL velutinus lit., velvety. See VELVET, INE1, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • velutinous — adjective Having a layer of soft short hairs, like velvet …   Wiktionary

  • velutinous — a. (Bot.) Soft, velvety, velvet like, soft to the touch, downy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • velutinous — ve·lu·ti·nous …   English syllables

  • velutinous — /vəˈlutənəs/ (say vuh loohtuhnuhs) adjective having a soft, velvety surface, as certain plants. {New Latin velūtinus, from Medieval Latin velutum velvet} …   Australian English dictionary

  • velutinous —   a. having downy covering; velvety …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • velutinous — adj. covered with soft fine hairs. Etymology: perh. f. It. vellutino f. velluto VELVET …   Useful english dictionary

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