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Examples of mohair in a Sentence
a sweater made of mohair and silk
Recent Examples of mohair from the Web
Animals were designed with removable heads, often in mohair or real fur, and paper composition.
There’s a deep selection, from a killer blue velvet Hugo Boss dinner jacket ($695) to Prada’s slim wool-and-mohair tux ($3,830).
Maier opened with satin pajamas under soft coats that were a blend of either satin and mohair or suede and velvet.
For Fall 2017, Tommy Hilfiger rendered it into long, grungy mohair coats and slinky slip dresses with punk appeal.
Dresses were a rolling patchwork of open-weave mohair.
The socks are made of 25-micron kid mohair and 18-micron wool, with the fine fibers allowing for an extremely soft and itch-less sock that can wick moisture away quickly to insulate feet from both heat and cold.
Ultimately, Dukyana has my utmost respect for taking the time to make these mohair creations — and for giving us an alternative to the Leave Me Alone Sweater.
In the kitchen, mohair serves as a durable seating solution on the window seat and banquette, while a dark, patterned vintage Persian rug grounds the space.
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Did You Know?
Mohair entered the English language in the 16th century, spelled variously as "mocayare," "mockaire," "mokayre," and "moochary." It was borrowed from Italian mocaiarro, a word which itself was borrowed from Arabic mukhayyar. The adjective mukhayyar meant "select" or "choice." How this Arabic adjective came to be the English noun "mohair" is a bit of a mystery. It is possible that "mukhayyar" was used as a colloquial noun in the sense of "wool of prime quality" (that is, "choice wool"). In English, the shift from "mocayare" and similar spellings to "mohair" was likely influenced by the more familiar English word hair.
Origin and Etymology of mohair
First Known Use: 1569See Words from the same year
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Definition of mohair for English Language Learners
: an expensive fabric or wool made from the long, soft hair of a goat from Asia
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