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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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|Noun||1.||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|2.||camlet - a fabric of Asian origin; originally made of silk and camel's hair|
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