camel hair


variants or less commonly camel's hair
: the hair of the camel or a substitute for it (such as hair from squirrels' tails)
: cloth made of camel hair or a mixture of camel hair and wool usually light tan and of soft silky texture

Examples of camel hair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bunnies were originally crafted from plaster of paris, chicken wire, and camel hair. Sidney Steele, Kansas City Star, 7 Mar. 2024 The new website page for MTO includes a carousel of possible fabric choices, with digital swatches of fuzzy camel hair, chalk stripe flannel, and gun club tweed standing in for the hundreds of options on offer. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 9 Aug. 2023 John the Baptist had his camel hair cilice. Leigh Cowart, Wired, 30 Sep. 2021 For example, scanning electron microscopy allowed to us to pinpoint that camel hair was chosen as a fiber for making this rope bridle, while collagen preserved within ancient sinew revealed that deer tissue was used to haft a Bronze Age arrowhead to its shaft. William Taylor, The Conversation, 11 Aug. 2021 Instead, the made-to-order coat produced from Joshua Ellis camel hair features double-stitched seams that are done by hand but resemble that traditional machine-stitching from afar ($3,950, available by inquiry). Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 16 Feb. 2022 And on the other side of the planet, The Anthology introduced versions cut from both camel hair and Donegal tweed. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 16 Feb. 2022 The men were sporting tweets, Norfolk jackets and a camel hair greatcoat. Melanie Windridge, Forbes, 24 May 2021 The pop star, who's in Milan beginning production on Ridley Scott's upcoming film, Gucci, was photographed yesterday wrapped in a chic camel hair coat with long split sleeves, courtesy of Max Mara. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of camel hair was in the 14th century

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“Camel hair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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camel hair

variants also camel's hair
: the hair of a camel or a substitute for it (as hair from squirrels' tails)
: a cloth made of camel hair or of camel hair and wool

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