velvet

n.

  1. 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.
  2. The soft and highly vascular deciduous skin which envelops and nourishes the antlers of deer during their rapid growth.

a.

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

v. i.

  1. To pain velvet.

v. t.

  1. To make like, or cover with, velvet.