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  • velvetlike — adjective Resembling velvet or some aspect of it. Syn: velvety …   Wiktionary

  • velvet — I. noun Etymology: Middle English veluet, velvet, from Anglo French, from velu shaggy, soft, velvety, from Vulgar Latin *villutus, from Latin villus shaggy hair; akin to Latin vellus fleece more at wool Date: 14th century 1. a clothing and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Anoectochilus — Taxobox name = Anoectochilus image caption = Anoectochilus setaceus , Illustration. regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Asparagales familia = Orchidaceae subfamilia = Orchidoideae tribus = Cranichideae subtribus …   Wikipedia

  • corduroy — /kawr deuh roy , kawr deuh roy /, n. 1. a cotton filling pile fabric with lengthwise cords or ridges. 2. corduroys, trousers made of this fabric. adj. 3. of, pertaining to, or resembling corduroy. 4. constructed of logs laid together transversely …   Universalium

  • flock — flock1 flockless, adj. /flok/, n. 1. a number of animals of one kind, esp. sheep, goats, or birds, that keep or feed together or are herded together. 2. a large number of people; crowd. 3. a large group of things: a flock of letters to answer. 4 …   Universalium

  • flocking — /flok ing/, n. 1. a velvetlike pattern produced on wallpaper or cloth decorated with flock. 2. flock2 (def. 3). [1870 75; FLOCK + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gaboon viper — a large, venomous snake, Bitis gabonica, of tropical African forests, having large retractable fangs and geometrically patterned scales of yellow, brown, and sometimes purple. [1925 30] * * * ▪ snake also called  Gabon viper        extremely… …   Universalium

  • velour — /veuh loor /, n. 1. a velvetlike fabric of rayon, wool, or any of several other natural or synthetic fibers, used for outerwear and upholstery. 2. a velvety fur felt, as of beaver, for hats. Also, velours /veuh loor /; Fr. /veuh loohrdd /. [1700… …   Universalium

  • velvet — /vel vit/, n. 1. a fabric of silk, nylon, acetate, rayon, etc., sometimes having a cotton backing, with a thick, soft pile formed of loops of the warp thread either cut at the outer end or left uncut. 2. something likened to the fabric velvet, as …   Universalium

  • Central Africa — Introduction       region of Africa that straddles the Equator and is drained largely by the Congo River system. It comprises, according to common definitions, the Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville), the Central African Republic, and the… …   Universalium

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