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

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“Camlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camlet. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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