mohair


mo·hair

noun \ˈmō-ˌher\

: an expensive fabric or wool made from the long, soft hair of a goat from Asia

Full Definition of MOHAIR

:  a fabric or yarn made wholly or in part of the long silky hair of the Angora goat; also :  this hair

Examples of MOHAIR

  1. a sweater made of mohair and silk

Origin of MOHAIR

modification of obsolete Italian mocaiarro, from Arabic mukhayyar, literally, choice
First Known Use: 1619

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