Part of speech: noun

Fine parchment, or a manuscript written on it.

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Usage examples "vellum":

  1. She walked a little in the garden while the old lady took her nap; she came in to read to her again from the vellum- bound little book as the afternoon light began to fade. - "The Necromancers", Robert Hugh Benson.
  2. It contains a prayer composed by Queen Katherine Parr, and is written on vellum by Queen Elizabeth. - "Chats on Old Lace and Needlework", Emily Leigh Lowes.
  3. For volumes on paper or vellum He has a most accurate eye, And always is willing to sell 'em To dreamers like me who will buy. - "Poems", Arthur Macy.