Definition of vellum noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    vellum

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈveləm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈveləm//
     
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  1. 1material made from the skin of a sheep, goat or calf, used for making book covers and, in the past, for writing on
  2. 2smooth cream-coloured paper used for writing on
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French velin, from veel , from Latin vitellus, diminutive of vitulus ‘calf’.
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