camel's hair


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cam·el's hair

(kăm′əlz)
n.
Variant of camelhair.
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camel's hair

n
(Textiles) See camelhair
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cam′el's hair`

or camelhair


n.
1. the hair of the camel, used esp. for cloth, painters' brushes, and Oriental rugs.
2. a soft cloth made of this hair, or of a substitute, usu. tan in color.
cam′el's-hair`, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.camel's hair - a soft tan cloth made with the hair of a camel
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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References in classic literature ?
This is the best of silk and camel's hair, real ostrich feathers, and an expensive ermine muff.
I forbid it, and she left, of course, which made papa so cross he would n't give me the camel's hair shawl he promised this year."
John was clothed in camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist.