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Plush, a woven cloth resembling velvet, but? having a longer nap. It varies both in texture ancf material, the latter being cotton, silk, wool, goat'shair, swan's down, etc., and the nap being either in the warp or woof, either of these in such case being doubled. Plush for hats was first manufactured in Prussia, but in the 19th century the manufacture was introduced at Lyons, and France is now the chief seat of the manufacture. The warp is of silk with cotton woof, and the nap is of dressed silk.