Biol. covered with short, dense, silky, upright hairs; soft and velvety
Origin of velutinousfrom Italian velluto, velvet ( from Vulgar Latin villutus: see velvet) + -ous
Covered with dense, soft, silky hairs.
Origin of velutinousFrom New Latin velūtīnus from Medieval Latin velūtum velvet from Vulgar Latin villūtus ; see velvet .
(comparative more velutinous, superlative most velutinous)
- Having a layer of soft short hairs, like velvet.