vela-, vel-, veal-

(Latin: covering, velare, "to cover"; a veil)

1. A length of fabric, usually sheer, worn by women over the head and face as a concealment or for protection.
2. A piece of netting or other sheer fabric attached to a woman's hat and covering the eyes.
3. A part of a nun's headdress covering the sides and back of the head.
4. The vows that a nun takes, or the life that she leads.
5. Something that hides, disguises, or obscures something, or separates one thing from another.
6. A thin membrane that covers the cap and stalk of an immature mushroom.
7. Etymology: from Anglo-French and Old Norse French veil (Old French voile), "a head-covering"; also "a sail"; from Latin vela, plural of velum, "sail, curtain, covering".
1. Having or as if having a veil or concealing cover.
2. Not open or direct, but disguised, covered, or suggested.
3. Concealed or disguised as if with a veil.
1. Sheer material, such as gauze or fine lace, used for veils.
2. A net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave.
3. A veil.
velamen (s), velamina (pl)
1. A spongy absorbent and protective layer that covers the aerial roots of some plants; such as, tree-dwelling orchids.
2. A water-retaining outer layer of the aerial roots of some epiphytes, especially orchids.
3. Any covering membrane.
1. Membranous and pendant (a hanging ornament); like a veil. 2. Expanded, or expanding, in the form of a sheet or veil.
velamentum (s), velamenta (pl)
A membranous covering.
Referring to a velum or veil-like structure.
An awning drawn over a theater or amphitheater as a protection from rain or the sun.
In ancient Rome, a large awning (covering) used in amphitheaters to shade the audience.
1. Having or covered by a velum or veil.
2. Having a veil; veiled.
velum (s), vela (pl)
A thin layer of tissue that covers or separates something; a veil.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "appear, visible, visual, manifest, show, see, reveal, look": blep-; delo-; demonstra-; opt-; -orama; pare-; phanero-; phant-; pheno-; scopo-; spec-; video-, visuo-.