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Velvet vs. Plush

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Velvetnoun

A closely woven fabric (originally of silk, now also of cotton or man-made fibres) with a thick short pile on one side.

Plushadjective

(UK) Very extravagant.

Velvetnoun

Very fine fur, including the skin and fur on a deer's antlers.

Plushadjective

(UK) Very expensive, or appearing expensive.

‘They lived in a plush apartment complex.’;

Velvetnoun

(rare) A female chinchilla; a sow.

Plushadjective

Having a soft, fluffy exterior.

‘This plush toy is so cute and soft - I want it!’;

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Velvetnoun

(slang) The drug dextromethorphan.

Plushnoun

A textile fabric with a nap or shag on one side, longer and softer than the nap of velvet.

Velvetnoun

(slang) Money acquired by gambling.

Plushnoun

A plush toy.

Velvetverb

To cover with velvet or with a covering of a similar texture.

Plushnoun

A textile fabric with a nap or shag on one side, longer and softer than the nap of velvet.

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Velvetverb

(cooking) To coat raw meat in starch, then in oil, preparatory to frying.

Plushnoun

a fabric with a nap that is longer and softer than velvet

Velvetverb

To remove the velvet from a deer's antlers.

Plushadjective

characterized by extravagance and profusion;

‘a lavish buffet’; ‘a lucullan feast’;

Velvetverb

To soften; to mitigate.

Plushnoun

a rich fabric of silk, cotton, wool, or a combination of these, with a long, soft nap

‘plush upholstery’;

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Velvetadjective

Made of velvet.

Plushadjective

richly luxurious and expensive

‘a plush Mayfair flat’;

Velvetadjective

Soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety.

Plush

Plush (from French peluche) is a textile having a cut nap or pile the same as fustian or velvet. Its softness of feel gave rise to the adjective to describe something soft or luxurious, which was extended to describe luxury accommodation, or something rich and full.Originally the pile of plush consisted of mohair or worsted yarn, but now silk by itself or with a cotton backing is used for plush, the distinction from velvet being found in the longer and less dense pile of plush.

‘plush’;

Velvetadjective

(politics) peaceful, carried out without violence; especially as pertaining to the peaceful breakup of Czechoslovakia.

Velvetnoun

A silk fabric, having a short, close nap of erect threads. Inferior qualities are made with a silk pile on a cotton or linen back, or with other soft fibers such as nylon, acetate, or rayon.

Velvetnoun

The soft and highly vascular deciduous skin which envelops and nourishes the antlers of deer during their rapid growth.

Velvetnoun

Something likened to velvet{1} in being soft or luxurious; as, a lawn of velvet.

Velvetadjective

Made of velvet; soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety.

Velvetverb

To pain velvet.

Velvetverb

To make like, or cover with, velvet.

Velvetnoun

a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back

Velvetadjective

smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste

Velvetadjective

resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface

Velvetnoun

a closely woven fabric of silk, cotton, or nylon, that has a thick short pile on one side

‘an armchair covered in velvet’; ‘red velvet curtains’;

Velvetnoun

soft downy skin that covers a deer's antler while it is growing

‘the bucks are still in velvet’; ‘a moose was rubbing the velvet from his antlers’;

Velvet

Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive soft feel. By extension, the word velvety means .

‘smooth like velvet’;

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