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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: veelin, from veel; VEAL

vellum

noun
     
Related topics: Newspapers, Publishing
vel‧lum [uncountable]
TCNTI a material used for covering books or writing on, made from the skin of young cows, sheep, or goats:
medieval maps inscribed on vellum

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