A fabric of silk, rayon, cotton, or other material, having a thick deep pile.
adj. plush·er, plush·est
1. Made of or covered with plush.
[French pluche, variant of peluche, from pelucher, to become fluffy, shed, from Old French peluchier, to pluck, probably from Vulgar Latin *piluccāre; see PLUCK.]
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