vellum


vellum

noun

  1. calfskin, lambskin, kidskin, etc., treated for use as a writing surface.
  2. a manuscript or the like on vellum.
  3. a texture of paper or cloth resembling vellum.

adjective

  1. made of or resembling vellum.
  2. bound in vellum.

noun

  1. a fine parchment prepared from the skin of a calf, kid, or lamb
  2. a work printed or written on vellum
  3. a creamy coloured heavy paper resembling vellum

adjective

  1. made of or resembling vellum
  2. (of a book) bound in vellum
n.

early 15c., from Old French velin “parchment made from calfskin,” from vel, veel “calf” (see veal).

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