It was coined by combining the
French words for hook and
velvet; what synthetic material is it?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
Fascinated by the microstructure of burs
- their hook-like snags can attach to passing objects - Swiss engineer George
de Mestral invented a hook-and-eye material.
He named it velours
croche, hooked velvet, which eventually came to be called
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