Velour. A French term signifying velvet, being derived from Latin villosus, shaggy. Among old English writers, and in the entries made in the lists of the royal wardrobes of England, the terms velure and velures are found, as well as vallonettes, mentioned by Chaucer. At this time the fabric was a species of linen plush. At present, velour denotes a cotton curtain fabric, woven with a coarse stiff pile on the terry cloth principle, alike on both sides, and dyed in solid colors.