a fabric with a soft nap like velvet, used for upholstery, clothing, etc.
also sp. ve·lours′
Origin of velourFr: see velure
- A closely napped fabric resembling velvet, used chiefly for clothing and upholstery.
- A felt resembling velvet, used in making hats.
Origin of velourAlteration of French velours, velvet, from Old French velour, alteration of velous, from Old Provençal velos, from Latin villōsus, hairy, from villus, shaggy hair.
From French velours.