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



BrE BrE//vəˈlʊə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//vəˈlʊr//
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a type of silk or cotton cloth with a thick soft surface like velvet Word Originearly 18th cent.: from French velours ‘velvet’, from Old French velour, from Latin villosus ‘hairy’, from villus ‘tuft, down’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: velour