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Definition: Oidemia fusca
, n. [OE. velouette, veluet, velwet; cf. OF.
velluau, LL. velluetum, vellutum, It. velluto, Sp. velludo;
all fr. (assumed) LL. villutus shaggy, fr L. villus shaggy
hair; akin to vellus a fleece, and E. wool. See Wool
1. A silk fabric, having a short, close nap of erect threads.
Inferior qualities are made with a silk pile on a cotton
or linen back.
2. The soft and highly vascular deciduous skin which envelops
and nourishes the antlers of deer during their rapid
, an imitation of velvet, made of cotton.
, the best kind of cork bark, supple, elastic,
and not woody or porous.
a European crab (Portunus puber
). When adult
the black carapace is covered with a velvety pile. Called
also lady crab
, and velvet fiddler
(Bot.), the common mullein.
(a) A large European sea duck, or scoter (Oidemia fusca
). The adult male is glossy, velvety black, with
a white speculum on each wing, and a white patch
behind each eye.
(b) The American whitewinged scoter. See Scoter
(Bot.), love-lies-bleeding. See under Love
(Bot.), a tall grass (Holcus lanatus
velvety stem and leaves; -- called also soft grass
(Zo["o]l.), the water rail; -- so called from
its quiet, stealthy manner of running. [Prov. Eng.]
. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Velvet duck
. (Zo["o]l.) See under Sponge
1. One who, or that which, dives.
Divers and fishers for pearls. --Woodward.
2. Fig.: One who goes deeply into a subject, study, or
business. “A diver into causes.”
--Sir H. Wotton.
3. (Zo["o]l.) Any bird of certain genera, as Urinator
), or the allied genus Colymbus
, remarkable for their agility in diving.
Note: The northern diver (Urinator imber
) is the loon; the
black diver or velvet scoter (Oidemia fusca
) is a sea
duck. See Loon
, and Scoter