a velvety cord or yarn of silk or worsted, for embroidery, fringes, etc.
fabric made with a fringed silken thread used as the weft in combination with wool or cotton.
any fabric with a protruding pile, as in certain rayon bedspreads.
a deep-pile, durable, woolen carpeting with chenille weft: the most expensive power-loomed floor covering.
a thick soft tufty silk or worsted velvet cord or yarn used in embroidery and for trimmings, etc
a fabric of such yarn
a rich and hard-wearing carpet of such fabric
“velvety cord,” 1738, from French chenille, properly “caterpillar,” literally “little dog” (13c.), from Latin canicula “a dog” (also “a violent woman; the star Sirius; the worst throw in dice”), diminutive of canis “dog” (see canine (n.)). So called for its furry look. Cf. caterpillar.
noun 1. an East Indian plant, Acalypha hispida, of the spurge family, having long, drooping, reddish-purple spikes of flowers.
[shen-in blahngk; French shuh-nan blahn] /ˈʃɛn ɪn ˈblɑŋk; French ʃə nɛ̃ ˈblɑ̃/ noun 1. a grape used in the making of white wine, especially in the lower Loire valley of France and in California. /ʃəˈnɛ̃ blɒŋk/ noun 1. a white grape grown in the Loire region of France and in South Africa, California, New Zealand, […]
/tʃɪˈnaɪ/ noun 1. a port in SE India, capital of Tamil Nadu, on the Bay of Bengal: founded in 1639 by the English East India Company as Fort St George; traditional burial place of St Thomas; university (1857). Pop: 4 216 268 (2001) Former name Madras
[shuh-nawlt] /ʃəˈnɔlt/ noun 1. Claire Lee [klair] /klɛər/ (Show IPA), 1890–1958, U.S. Air Force general.