camel hair

camel hair
also camel's hair noun Date: 14th century 1. the hair of the camel or a substitute for it (as hair from squirrels' tails) 2. cloth made of camel hair or a mixture of camel hair and wool usually light tan and of soft silky texture

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  • camel hair — soft fine hair of the camel; soft light tan cloth made of hair of a camel …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • camel's hair — n. 1. the hair of the camel 2. cloth made of this hair, sometimes mixed with wool, etc.: it is usually light tan and very soft camel s hair adj. camel hair …   English World dictionary

  • camel — noun 1》 a large, long necked, mainly domesticated ungulate mammal of arid country, with long slender legs, broad cushioned feet, and either one or two humps on the back. [Camelus dromedarius (Arabian camel, N. Africa and SW Asia, with one hump)… …   English new terms dictionary

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