Meaning of CHENILLE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ shə-ˈnēl ]


Etymology: French, literally, caterpillar, from Latin canicula, diminutive of canis dog; from its hairy appearance — more at hound

Date: circa 1739

1. : a wool, cotton, silk, or rayon yarn with protruding pile ; also : a pile-face fabric with a filling of this yarn

2. : an imitation of chenille yarn or fabric

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