Associations to the word «Velvet»
VELVET, noun. A closely woven fabric (originally of silk, now also of cotton or man-made fibres) with a thick short pile on one side.
VELVET, noun. Very fine fur, including the skin and fur on a deer's antlers.
VELVET, noun. (rare) A female chinchilla; a sow.
VELVET, noun. (slang) The drug dextromethorphan.
VELVET, verb. (cooking) To coat raw meat in starch, then in oil, preparatory to frying
VELVET, adjective. Made of velvet.
VELVET, adjective. Soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety.
VELVET, adjective. (politics) peaceful, carried out without violence; especially as pertaining to the peaceful breakup of Czechoslovakia.
VELVET ANT, noun. A wasp of the family Mutillidae with dense hair and whose wingless females resemble ants.
VELVET ANTS, noun. Plural of velvet ant
VELVET CORK, noun. The best kind of cork bark, supple, elastic, and not woody or porous.
VELVET CRAB, noun. Necora puber, the largest swimming crab found in British coastal waters.
VELVET DIVORCE, noun. A non-violent separation of formerly united nations, especially the one which occurred when Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993.
VELVET DUCK, noun. Velvet scoter
VELVET FLOWER, noun. Amaranthus caudatus, an annual flowering plant.
VELVET HANDCUFFS, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see velvet, handcuffs.
VELVET HANDCUFFS, noun. (idiomatic) Golden handcuffs: any arrangement designed to provide favorable benefits or pay so as to discourage a participant from wanting to leave it.
VELVET REVOLUTION, noun. Any non-violent political revolution, especially the events in Czechoslovakia that led to the velvet divorce.
VELVET REVOLUTIONS, noun. Plural of Velvet Revolution
VELVET SCOTER, noun. An arctic sea duck, Melanitta fusca.
VELVET SCOTERS, noun. Plural of velvet scoter
VELVET SHANK, noun. An enoki or enokitake mushroom, Flammulina velutipes.
VELVET SHANKS, noun. Plural of velvet shank
VELVET SPIDER, noun. Any spider, of the family Eresidae, that build unkempt webs
VELVET SPIDERS, noun. Plural of velvet spider
VELVET WATER BUG, noun. Any insect in the family Hebridae, which lives in vegetation in and around water
VELVET WATER BUGS, noun. Plural of velvet water bug
VELVET WORM, noun. An ecdysozoan organism with tiny eyes, antennae, multiple pairs of legs, and slime glands.
VELVET WORMS, noun. Plural of velvet worm
VELVET, noun. A silky densely piled fabric with a plain back.
VELVET, adjective. Smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste.
VELVET, adjective. Resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface.
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