Holcus lanatus
Velvet Vel"vet, n. [OE. velouette, veluet, velwet; cf. OF. velluau, LL. velluetum, vellutum, It. velluto, Sp. velludo; all fr. (assumed) LL. villutus shaggy, fr L. villus shaggy hair; akin to vellus a fleece, and E. wool. See {Wool}, and cf. {Villous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A silk fabric, having a short, close nap of erect threads. Inferior qualities are made with a silk pile on a cotton or linen back. [1913 Webster]

2. The soft and highly vascular deciduous skin which envelops and nourishes the antlers of deer during their rapid growth. [1913 Webster]

{Cotton velvet}, an imitation of velvet, made of cotton.

{Velvet cork}, the best kind of cork bark, supple, elastic, and not woody or porous.

{Velvet crab} a European crab ({Portunus puber}). When adult the black carapace is covered with a velvety pile. Called also {lady crab}, and {velvet fiddler}.

{Velvet dock} (Bot.), the common mullein.

{Velvet duck}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A large European sea duck, or scoter ({Oidemia fusca}). The adult male is glossy, velvety black, with a white speculum on each wing, and a white patch behind each eye. (b) The American whitewinged scoter. See {Scoter}.

{Velvet flower} (Bot.), love-lies-bleeding. See under {Love}.

{Velvet grass} (Bot.), a tall grass ({Holcus lanatus}) with velvety stem and leaves; -- called also {soft grass}.

{Velvet runner} (Zo["o]l.), the water rail; -- so called from its quiet, stealthy manner of running. [Prov. Eng.]

{Velvet scoter}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Velvet duck}, above.

{Velvet sponge}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Sponge}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Holcus lanatus — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holcus lanatus — ID 40728 Symbol Key HOLA Common Name common velvetgrass Family Poaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Holcus lanatus — noun tall European perennial grass having a velvety stem; naturalized in United States and used for forage • Syn: ↑velvet grass, ↑Yorkshire fog • Hypernyms: ↑grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • HOLCUS LANATUS L. - БУХАРНИК ШЕРСТИСТЫЙ — см. 65. Многолетнее растение. Н. lanatus L. Б. шерстистый Sp. pi. (1753)1048. Hitchcock (1935) 2, 301, 870, f. Ларин 1 (1950) 299, рис. Wealth of India V (1959) 107. S y n. Aira*holcus lanata Vill.; Avena pallida Salisb.; A. lanata Koel.;… …   Справочник растений

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