camlet

noun
cam·​let | \ ˈkam-lət How to pronounce camlet (audio) \

Definition of camlet

1a : a medieval Asian fabric of camel hair or angora wool
b : a European fabric of silk and wool
c : a fine lustrous woolen
2 : a garment made of camlet

First Known Use of camlet

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for camlet

Middle English cameloit, from Middle French camelot, from Arabic khamlat woolen plush

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about camlet

Time Traveler for camlet

Time Traveler

The first known use of camlet was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for camlet

Cite this Entry

“Camlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camlet. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on camlet

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with camlet

Comments on camlet

What made you want to look up camlet? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!