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vel·lum

 (vĕl′əm)
n.
1.
a. A fine parchment made from calfskin, lambskin, or kidskin and used for the pages and binding of books.
b. A work written or printed on this parchment.
2. A heavy off-white fine-quality paper resembling this parchment.

[Middle English velim, from Old French velin, from veel, calf; see veal.]
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vellum

(ˈvɛləm)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a fine parchment prepared from the skin of a calf, kid, or lamb
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a work printed or written on vellum
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a creamy coloured heavy paper resembling vellum
adj
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) made of or resembling vellum
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (of a book) bound in vellum
[C15: from Old French velin, from velin of a calf, from veel veal]
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vel•lum

(ˈvɛl əm)

n.
1. calfskin, lambskin, kidskin, etc., treated for use as a writing surface.
2. a manuscript or the like on vellum.
3. a texture of paper or cloth resembling vellum.
adj.
4. made of or resembling vellum.
5. bound in vellum.
[1400–50; late Middle English velum, velim < Middle French ve(e)lin of a calf. See veal, -ine1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vellum - a heavy creamy-colored paper resembling parchment
writing paper - paper material made into thin sheets that are sized to take ink; used for writing correspondence and manuscripts
2.vellum - fine parchment prepared from the skin of a young animal e.g. a calf or lamb
lambskin, parchment, sheepskin - skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on
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Translations

vellum

[ˈveləm] N (= writing paper) → papel m vitela
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

vellum

[ˈvɛləm] n (= writing paper) → vélin m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

vellum

nPergament nt

vellum

:
vellum binding
nPergamenteinband m
vellum paper
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

vellum

[ˈvɛləm] n (writing paper) → pergamena
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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