noun Etymology: Middle English cameloit, from Middle French camelot, from Arabic khamlat woolen plush Date: 15th century 1. a. a medieval Asian fabric of camel hair or angora wool b. a European fabric of silk and wool c. a fine lustrous woolen 2. a garment made of camlet

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  • Camlet — Camlet, also commonly known as camelot or camblet, is a woven fabric that might have originally been made of camel or goat s hair, now chiefly of goat s hair and silk, or of wool and cotton. [ Webster s Revised Unabridged Dictionary . 1913.] The… …   Wikipedia

  • Camlet — Cam let, n. [F. camelot (akin to Sp. camelote, chamelote, It. cambellbito, ciambellotto, LL. camelotum, camelinum, fr. Ar. khamlat camlet, fr. kaml pile, plush. The word was early confused with camel, camel s hair also being used in making it. Cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • camlet — [kam′lit] n. [ME chamelet < OFr chamelot; prob. < Ar khamlat < khaml, pile, plush] 1. a medieval fabric of camel s hair or Angora wool 2. a satiny fabric of silk and wool or goat s hair 3. a garment made of either of these fabrics …   English World dictionary

  • camlet — noun a) A fine fabric made from wool (originally camel, but later goat) and silk. July 1, 1660 This morning came home my fine Camlett cloak, with gold buttons, and a silk suit, which cost me much money, and I pray God to make me able to pay for… …   Wiktionary

  • camlet —   n. fine dress fabric of silk and camel hair, or wool and goat s hair.    ♦ camleteen,    ♦ camletine, n. imitation camlet of hair and worsted …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • camlet — noun 1. a garment made of camlet fabric • Hypernyms: ↑garment 2. a fabric of Asian origin; originally made of silk and camel s hair • Hypernyms: ↑fabric, ↑cloth, ↑material, ↑textile …   Useful english dictionary

  • camlet — /kam lit/, n., v., camletted, camletting. n. 1. a durable, waterproof cloth, esp. for outerwear. 2. apparel made of this material. 3. a rich fabric of medieval Asia believed to have been made of camel s hair or angora wool. v.t. 4. to decorate… …   Universalium

  • Camlet — A luxurious material from the East, light in weight and used for cloaks; possibly of mohair (angora wool) among other materials. [< Ar. kamlat = nap or pile of velvet] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • camlet — strong waterproof silk or wool fabric Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • camlet — n. woven fabric originally made of camel s hair; durable and waterproof cloth …   English contemporary dictionary

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