from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Anatomy A membranous covering or partition; velum.
- n. Botany The spongy, multiple epidermis that covers the aerial roots of epiphytic orchids and certain other plants and is capable of absorbing atmospheric moisture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A covering membrane or velum
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as velamentum.
Latin vēlāmen, covering, from vēlāre, to cover, from vēlum, a covering.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin (Wiktionary)