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 for vellum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vellum \Vel"lum\, n. [OE. velim, F. v['e]lin, fr. L. vitulinus
     of a calf, fr. vitulus a calf. See Veal.]
     A fine kind of parchment, usually made from calfskin, and
     rendered clear and white, -- used as for writing upon, and
     for binding books.
     [1913 Webster]
     Vellum cloth, a fine kind of cotton fabric, made very
        transparent, and used as a tracing cloth.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a heavy creamy-colored paper resembling parchment
      2: fine parchment prepared from the skin of a young animal e.g.
         a calf or lamb

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