camel hair

noun
variants: or less commonly camel's hair

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

Examples of camel hair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Sofa fabric, wool sateen in Champagne; sofa pillows, camel hair; silk velvet in Brown—Holland & Sherry (T); hollandandsherry.com. House Beautiful, 10 Oct. 2011 Traditionally, these rugs carry a bold geometric pattern and have goat and/or camel hair woven in with the wool. Sophia Markoulakis, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 May 2018 It's not made from camel hair—no option under a grand will ever be. Matt Sebra, GQ, 1 Nov. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of camel hair

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Camel hair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camel%20hair. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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