camel hair

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 Sofa fabric, wool sateen in Champagne; sofa pillows, camel hair; silk velvet in Brown—Holland & Sherry (T); House Beautiful, "December/January 2012 Issue Product Guide," 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, "Bold, artisanal Turkish rugs are in demand," 10 May 2018 It's not made from camel hair—no option under a grand will ever be. Matt Sebra, GQ, "The Best Camel Coat Is One That Fits Your Personal Style (and Budget)," 1 Nov. 2017

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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