camlet

noun

cam·​let ˈkam-lət How to pronounce camlet (audio)
1
a
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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

Dictionary Entries Near camlet

Cite this Entry

“Camlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camlet. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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