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What is "Plush" - Definition & Explanation

Deep, thick pile fabric with a soft surface feel
It is a type of weft pile fabric that has long floats of weft.
Plush is a fabric having a cut nap or pile the same as fustian or velvet.
A fabric with a thick cut pile, used in apparel, draperies, upholstery, stuffed toys. May be woven or knit.
Brushed or sheared fabrics are also sometimes referred to as plush.
Velvet or velveteen where the pile is 1/8" thick or more. e.g. Cotton velour, hat velour, plush "fake furs".
Plush (from French peluche) is a textile fabric having a cut nap or pile the same as fustian or velvet. Originally the pile of plush consisted of mohair or worsted yarn, but now silk by itself or with a cotton backing is used for plush, the distinction from velvet being found in the longer and less dense pile of plush. The material is largely used for upholstery and furniture purposes, and is also much employed in dress and millinery.

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