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 — is, variously, the hair of a camel; a type of cloth made from camel hair; or a substitute for authentic camel hair; and is classified as a specialty hair fiber. When woven into haircloth, using the outer protective fur called guard hair, camel… …   Wikipedia

  • Camel Hair — The soft downy hair from the haunches and under part of the camel. Length of fibre is 4 in up to 10 in. The yarn is a soft worsted type and much used for carpets, hosiery, hatting, dressing gowns rugs etc. Spun into about 30 s counts and then… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • camel-hair — see camel s hair …   Useful english dictionary

  • camel hair — variant of camel s hair * * * ˈcamel hair [camel hair] noun uncountable (also camel …   Useful english dictionary

  • camel hair — ▪ animal fibre       animal fibre obtained from the camel and belonging to the group called specialty hair fibres. The most satisfactory textile fibre is gathered from camels of the Bactrian type. Such camels have protective outer coats of coarse …   Universalium

  • camel-hair — ADJ: ADJ n (The spellings camel hair, and in American English camel s hair are also used.) A camel hair coat is made of a kind of soft, thick woollen cloth, usually creamy brown in colour …   English dictionary

  • camel hair — (also camel s hair) noun 1》 a fabric made from the hair of a camel. 2》 fine, soft hair from a squirrel s tail, used in artists brushes …   English new terms dictionary

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

  • Camel Hair Cloth — A fabric of the pile type made from camel hair yams. It is used for toy and coat making. A camel hair coat means a coat made of yarns containing all camel hall fibre …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Camel Hair Yarns — The camel gives two kinds of hair A short downy body hair and a coarse long and strong beard hair, which is used for yarns for making belting. The soft downy hair is used for yarns for dressing gowns, rugs etc. The long hair is removed from the… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

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