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Velutinous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Velutinous (Bot) Having the surface covered with a fine and dense silky pubescence; velvety; as, a velutinous leaf.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • velutinous Resembling velvet; velvety; soft. Specifically In botany, having a hairy surface which in texture resembles that of velvet, as in Rochea coccinea.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Velutinous velvety
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. velluto, velvet. See Velvet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. velours, velous (Fr. velours)—Low L. villosus, velvet—L. villosus, shaggy.