chenille definition

  • noun:
    • A soft tufted cord of silk, cotton, or worsted used in embroidery or for fringing.
    • Fabric made from this cord, popular for bedspreads or rugs.
    • an incredibly smooth and bunchy fabric often accustomed make sweaters
    • Tufted cable, of silk or worsted, for the trimming of ladies' outfits, for embroidery and fringes, and for the weft of Chenille rugs.
    • A soft, velvety cord of silk or worsted, used in embroidery and for fringes and other ornamental parts of women's dresses, etc.
    • A name for Dasya elegans, one of the red marine alg√¶), purchase Floride√¶. See Dasya.
    • A name directed at the cotton leaf-worm or cotton fiber caterpillar, the larva of Alabama argillacea, by Louisiana planters of French descent, and used by many others.
    • a heavy fabric woven with chenille cord; found in rugs and bedspreads
    • a soft tufted cord used in embroidery

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