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Veil vs. Velum

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Veilnoun

Something hung up or spread out to hide or protect the face, or hide an object from view; usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphanous material.

Velumnoun

a thin membrane resembling a veil or curtain, such as:

Veilnoun

A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.

Velumnoun

(anatomy) the soft palate

Veilnoun

The calyptra of mosses.

Velumnoun

(botany) a thin membrane partially covering the cluster of sporangia near the leaf base in quillworts and their extinct relatives

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Veilnoun

A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; a velum.

Velumnoun

(mycology) a veil-like membrane of immature mushrooms extending from the margin of the cap to the stem and is torn by growth, to reveal the gills

Veilnoun

A covering for a person or thing; as, a caul (especially over the head)

‘a nun's veil’; ‘a paten veil’; ‘an altar veil’; ‘Muslim woman often cover their face with a veil.’;

Velumnoun

(malacology) a locomotory and feeding organ provided with cilia found in the larval stage of bivalves

Veilnoun

(zoology) velum A circular membrane round the cap of medusa

Velumnoun

(zoology) a annular membrane, typically bordering a cavity, especially in certain molluscs, medusae, and other invertebrates

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Veilnoun

(mycology) A thin layer of tissue which is attached to or covers a mushroom.

Velumnoun

a delicate membrane found on certain protists

Veilnoun

An obscuration of the clearness of the tones in pronunciation.

Velumnoun

(meteorology) an accessory cloud resembling a veil extending over a large distance; normally associated with cumulus and cumulonimbus

Veilverb

(transitive) To dress in, or decorate with, a veil.

Velumnoun

A curtain or covering; - applied to various membranous partitions, especially to the soft palate. See under Palate.

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Veilverb

(transitive) To conceal as with a veil.

‘The forest fire was veiled by smoke, but I could hear it clearly.’;

Velumnoun

See Veil, n., 3 (b).

Veilnoun

Something hung up, or spread out, to intercept the view, and hide an object; a cover; a curtain; esp., a screen, usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphnous material, to hide or protect the face.

‘The veil of the temple was rent in twain.’; ‘She, as a veil down to the slender waist,Her unadornéd golden tresses wore.’;

Velumnoun

A veil-like organ or part.

Veilnoun

A cover; a disguise; a mask; a pretense.

‘[I will] pluck the borrowed veil of modesty from the so seeming Mistress Page.’;

Velumnoun

membrane of the young sporophore of various mushrooms extending from the margin of the cap to the stem and is ruptured by growth; represented in mature mushroom by an annulus around the stem and sometimes a cortina on the margin of the cap

Veilnoun

The calyptra of mosses.

Velumnoun

membrane initially completely investing the young sporophore of various mushrooms that is ruptured by growth; represented in the mature mushroom by a volva around lower part of stem and scales on upper surface of the cap

Veilnoun

A covering for a person or thing; as, a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil.

Velumnoun

a muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking

Veilnoun

Same as Velum, 3.

Veilverb

To throw a veil over; to cover with a veil.

‘Her face was veiled; yet to my fancied sight,Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shined.’;

Veilverb

Fig.: To invest; to cover; to hide; to conceal.

‘To keep your great pretenses veiled.’;

Veilnoun

a garment that covers the head and face

Veilnoun

the inner embryonic membrane of higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)

Veilnoun

a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl

Veilverb

to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil;

‘women in Afghanistan veil their faces’;

Veilverb

make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing;

‘a hidden message’; ‘a veiled threat’;

Veil

A veil is an article of clothing or hanging cloth that is intended to cover some part of the head or face, or an object of some significance. Veiling has a long history in European, Asian, and African societies.

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