(1) Paper finish that exhibits a toothy surface similar to eggshell or antique and is relatively absorbent for fast ink penetration. (2) A high-grade paper made to resemble parchments originally made from calf's skin. (3) Social and personal stationery is often called vellum.
A thick creamy, bulky book paper that resembles vellum. It has a rough finish with a bit of tooth. Imitation vellum. See also BULK; TOOTH; VELLUM
an uncoated, very strong, high quality paper - the term also refers to the coating of the paper - is often the name for the tracing paper used by architects and artists.