Vellum meaning

vĕl'əm
A fine kind of parchment prepared from calfskin, lambskin, or kidskin, used as writing parchment or for binding books.
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A heavy off-white fine-quality paper resembling this parchment.
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A manuscript written on vellum.
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A strong paper made to resemble vellum.
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Of or like vellum.
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A type of parchment paper made from the skin of a lamb, baby goat, or calf.
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A writing paper of very high quality.
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Origin of vellum

  • Middle English velim from Old French velin from veel calf veal
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French velin (French vélin), from vel (“veal").
    From Wiktionary