chevelu

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French chevel (Modern French cheveu) + -u, or possibly from a Vulgar Latin *capillūtus[1], [2], variant of capillātus. Compare Spanish cabelludo, Portuguese cabeludo, Occitan cabelut.

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chevelu (feminine singular chevelue, masculine plural chevelus, feminine plural chevelues)

  1. hairy, long-haired
    • 1862, Victor Hugo, “IV. Essai de consolation sur la veuve Hucheloup”, in Les Misérables, 4e partie. Idylle et épopée; Livre douzième. Corinthe, Belgium: A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie.:
      [T]rois insurgés les assistaient, trois gaillards chevelus, barbus et moustachus.
      [T]hree insurgents were assisting them, three bushy-haired, jolly blades with beards and moustaches.

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