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mohair

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noun mo·hair \ˈmō-ˌher\

Simple Definition of mohair

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

Full Definition of mohair

  1. :  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


MOHAIR Defined for Kids

mohair

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noun mo·hair \ˈmō-ˌher\

Definition of mohair

  1. :  a fabric or yarn made from the long silky hair of an Asian goat




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