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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.
Vellum cloth, a fine kind of cotton fabric, made very
transparent, and used as a tracing cloth.
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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