velutinous[və lo̵̅o̅t′'n əs]
Biol. covered with short, dense, silky, upright hairs; soft and velvety
Origin of velutinous; from 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.