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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.
[French chenille, caterpillar, chenille, from Latin canīcula, diminutive of canis, dog; see kwon- in Indo-European roots.]
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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]
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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]
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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|
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chenille[ʃəˈniːl] N → felpilla f
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
chenille[ʃəˈniːl] n (= cloth, thread) → chenille f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Chenille f
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