- n. Plush is a term which is derived from the French "peluche", which also derives from the Latin "pilus", meaning hair. It is a type of silk, cotton, wool or a combination of them cloth, with a cut pile surface longer than the velvet pile. As a cloth, it is woven as a double plush and cut apart on the loom. Generally it is around 0,32 cm long, but it has no standard lenght. Among its uses we can distinguish the apparel, carpets, draperies, uphosltery, etc. When it has inferior quality it is known as plushette.
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