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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.
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]
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]
A fabric with a tufted pile, woven from silk, cotton, or rayon.
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|Noun||1.||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|