velour [və lo̵or′]
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noun pl. velours
a fabric with a soft nap like velvet, used for upholstery, clothing, etc.
Origin: Fr: see velure
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or ve·lours noun pl. ve·lours
- A closely napped fabric resembling velvet, used chiefly for clothing and upholstery.
- A felt resembling velvet, used in making hats.
Origin: Alteration of French velours, velvet, from Old French velour, alteration of velous, from Old Provençal velos, from Latin villōsus, hairy, from villus, shaggy hair.