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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chenille, chenille cordnoun

    a soft tufted cord used in embroidery

  2. chenillenoun

    a heavy fabric woven with chenille cord; used in rugs and bedspreads


  1. chenillenoun

    an extremely soft and bunchy fabric often used to make sweaters

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chenillenoun

    tufted cord, of silk or worsted, for the trimming of ladies' dresses, for embroidery and fringes, and for the weft of Chenille rugs

  2. Etymology: [F., prop., a caterpillar.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chenille

    she-nēl′, n. a thick, velvety-looking cord of silk or wool (and so resembling a caterpillar), used in ornamental sewing and manufactured trimmings. [Fr. chenille, a caterpillar—L. canicula, a hairy little dog, canis, a dog.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chenille in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chenille in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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