Etymology

1. vellum

noun. a heavy creamy-colored paper resembling parchment.

Etymology

  • velin (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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2. vellum

noun. fine parchment prepared from the skin of a young animal e.g. a calf or lamb.

Synonyms

  • sheepskin
  • lambskin

Etymology

  • velin (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Example sentences of the word vellum


1. Noun, singular or mass
Sew a small running stitch around the vellum about 1/4 inch from the edge.

2. Adjective
Cut the vellum quote of your choice from the page of quotes.

3. Foreign word
According to the California Paper Goods website, vellum finish describes paper treated with a fine-toothed texture.

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