chenille

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che·nille

 (shə-nēl′)
n.
1. A soft tufted cord traditionally of silk, cotton, or worsted used in embroidery or for fringing.
2. Fabric made of or resembling this cord, commonly used for bedspreads or rugs.

[French chenille, caterpillar, chenille, from Latin canīcula, diminutive of canis, dog; see kwon- in Indo-European roots.]

chenille

(ʃəˈniːl)
n
1. (Textiles) a thick soft tufty silk or worsted velvet cord or yarn used in embroidery and for trimmings, etc
2. (Textiles) a fabric of such yarn
3. (Furniture) a rich and hard-wearing carpet of such fabric
[C18: from French, literally: hairy caterpillar, from Latin canicula, diminutive of canis dog]

che•nille

(ʃəˈnil)

n.
1. a yarn with a high velvety pile.
2. a fabric made with such yarn, used in bedspreads, bathrobes, etc.
[1730–40; < French: velvety cord, literally, caterpillar < Latin canīcula little dog]

chenille

A fabric with a tufted pile, woven from silk, cotton, or rayon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chenille - a soft tufted cord used in embroidery
chenille - a heavy fabric woven with chenille cord; used in rugs and bedspreads
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
2.chenille - a heavy fabric woven with chenille cord; used in rugs and bedspreads
chenille, chenille cord - a soft tufted cord used in embroidery
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Translations

chenille

[ʃəˈniːl] Nfelpilla f

chenille

[ʃəˈniːl] n (= cloth, thread) → chenille f

chenille

nChenille f
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Having just studied bovine anatomy in a veterinary technology program, I'd like to point out that the order of the four stomachs of the cow (from esophagus to small intestine) are: 1: Reticulum (the honeycombed texture); 2: Rumen (actually has a texture similar to short pile chenile and is called papillae); 3: Omasum (the folds); and 4: Abomasum (mucous-lined and most similar to what a human stomach would look like).
Capel also produces chenile woven and braided rugs that do well in the juvenile products market, Capel said, with juvenile rugs representing about 5 percent in annual sales for the company's Accent division.