camel hair

noun
variants: or less commonly camel's hair
|Updated on: 14 May 2018

Definition of camel hair

1 : the hair of the camel or a substitute for it (such 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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14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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