chenille

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English[edit]

Chenille fabric on a sofa
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French chenille.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

chenille (countable and uncountable, plural chenilles)

  1. an extremely soft and bunchy fabric often used to make sweaters
    • 1929, M. Barnard Eldershaw, A House Is Built, Chapter VII, Section vi
      The house seemed unfamiliar in the dark stormy light; the red and purple glass of the front door made livid bruises on the linoleum; the green chenille curtain was like a veil of seaweed.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin canicula (little dog) (because of a caterpillar's head).

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Noun[edit]

chenille f (plural chenilles)

  1. caterpillar
  2. chenille
  3. caterpillar track, snow chain
  4. whirligig (fairground attraction)

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