camlet


camlet
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 — (Camelott) A fine, thin, plain weave cloth, woven from camlet yarns, 30 in., 60 yards, usually dyed bright red. Camlet yarn is spun from lustrous wool, Lincoln or Leicester. The Dutch introduced the cloth, but they used camel hair or goat hair.… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 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 a fabric of Asian origin; originally made of silk and camel s hair • Hypernyms: ↑fabric, ↑cloth, ↑material, ↑textile …   Useful english dictionary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


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