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1. A rich cloth of Asian origin, supposed originally to have been made of camel's hair and silk and later made of goat's hair and silk or other combinations.
2. A garment made from this cloth.

[Middle English chamelet, from Old French chamelot, perhaps from Arabic ḫamla, nap, fibers.]
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1. (Textiles) a tough waterproof cloth
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a garment or garments made from such cloth
3. (Textiles) a soft woollen fabric used in medieval Asia
[C14: from Old French camelot, perhaps from Arabic hamlat plush fabric]
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(ˈkæm lɪt)

1. any of various fine fabrics of wool, silk, or mixtures of these, used for garments.
2. a rich fabric of medieval Asia, probably made of camel's hair or angora wool.
3. a garment made of such materials.
[1350–1400; camelet < Middle French]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.camlet - a garment made of camlet fabric
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
2.camlet - a fabric of Asian origin; originally made of silk and camel's hair
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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