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 vel&umacron;t&imacron;nus, from Medieval Latin vel&umacron;tum, velvet, from Vulgar Latin *vill&umacron;tus; see velvet.
(comparative more velutinous, superlative most velutinous)
- Having a layer of soft short hairs, like velvet.