AskDefine | Define velveteen

Dictionary Definition

velveteen n : a usually cotton fabric with a short pile imitating velvet

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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A cotton fabric with a short pile, resembling velvet.

Translations

cotton fabric with a short pile

Extensive Definition

Velveteen is a cotton cloth made in imitation of velvet. The term is sometimes applied to a mixture of silk and cotton. Some velveteens are a kind of fustian, having a rib of velvet pile alternating with a plain depression. The velveteen trade varies a good deal with the fashions that control the production of velvet.

References

velveteen in Spanish: Pana
velveteen in Japanese: ベッチン
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