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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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We weren't sure what would happen in the market this year because of all the inexpensive and inferior quality chenille throws that were out there -- yet we are still seeing growth in our chenilles, which indicates that there's still demand for high-quality chenille throws," she said.
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Lacey Rug Mills, originated in 1938, used the show as an opportunity to showcase its cotton chenilles, the original rug type that launched the company almost 60 years ago.
Fabrications such as velvets and chenilles are classics in this category and are doing extremely well.
Main Street will show plaids and tapestries in polypropylene chenille and acrylic chenilles constructions.
At Alan White, Sue White, vice president, merchandising and design, said, "Textured chenilles and textured and patterned velvets did very well for us.
The Home Textiles Market this week will offer its share of highly styled, luxurious bed ensembles and table linens featuring long-time design standbys such as chenilles, damasks, jacquards, dupionis and a number of exotic weaves.
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