or velours noun (plural velours) Usage: often attributive Etymology: French velours velvet, velour, from Middle French velours, velour, from Old French velous, from Old Occitan velos, from Latin villosus shaggy, from villus shaggy hair — more at velvet Date: 1794 1. any of various fabrics with a pile or napped surface resembling velvet used in heavy weights for upholstery and curtains and in lighter weights for clothing; also the article of clothing itself 2. a fur felt (as of rabbit or nutria) finished with a long velvety nap and used especially for hats

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