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English definition of “vellum”

vellum

noun [U] uk   /ˈvel.əm/ us  
a thick, cream-coloured, very high-quality writing paperPaper a material used in the past for writing on or for covering a book, made from the skins of young animals, especially cows or sheepThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animalsTanning and leather
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