Definition for PLUSH

PLUSH, n. [G. plüsch, shag; D. pluis, flock, nap, plush; pluizen, to fray, pick, carp, fleece. Qu. Fr. peluche. The Italian peluzzo signifies a little hair or down, from pelo, hair, L. pilus.]

Shag; a species of shaggy cloth or stuff with a velvet nap on one side, composed regularly of a woof of a single thread and a double warp; the one, wool of two threads twisted, the other of goat's or camel's hair. But some plushes are made wholly of worsted; others wholly of hair. – Encyc.

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