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mo·hair

 (mō′hâr′)
n.
1. The long silky hair of the Angora goat.
2. Fabric or yarn made from this hair.

[Alteration (influenced by hair) of obsolete Italian mocaiaro, from Arabic muḫayyar, choice, select, mohair, passive participle of ḫayyara, to prefer, derived stem of ḫāra, to choose; see ḫyr in Semitic roots.]

mohair

(ˈməʊˌhɛə)
n
1. (Zoology) Also called: angora the long soft silky hair that makes up the outer coat of the Angora goat
2. (Textiles)
a. a fabric made from the yarn of this hair and cotton or wool
b. (as modifier): a mohair suit.
[C16: variant (influenced by hair) of earlier mocayare, ultimately from Arabic mukhayyar, literally: choice, from khayyara to choose]

mo•hair

(ˈmoʊˌhɛər)

n.
1. the hair of an Angora goat.
2. a fabric made wholly or partly of yarn from this hair.
[1560–70; alter. (by folk etym.) of earlier mocayare < Italian moccaiaro < Arabic mukhayyar literally, chosen]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mohair - fabric made with yarn made from the silky hair of the Angora goatmohair - fabric made with yarn made from the silky hair of the Angora goat
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"
Translations
لباس من نَسيج موهيرموهير: نَسيج من وَبَر ماعِز أنْجورا
mohérmohérový
mohairmohair-
mohermoherszövet
angóraullangóraull, móhár
angorinių ožkų vilnaaudinys iš angorinių ožkų vilnosmoheris
mohēra, Angoras kazu vilnamohēras izstrādājums
mohérmohérový
tiftiktiftikten yapılmış kumaş

mohair

[ˈməʊhɛəʳ] Nmohair m

mohair

[ˈməʊhɛər]
nmohair m
modif [dress, cardigan, jumper] → en mohair

mohair

nMohair m, → Mohär m

mohair

[ˈməʊˌhɛəʳ] nmohair m

mohair

(ˈməuheə) noun
1. the long silken hair of a type of goat.
2. (also adjective) (of) a type of cloth or wool made from it. a mohair jersey.
References in classic literature ?
Her mohair shawl I sold for drink, a present to her long ago, her own property, not mine; and we live in a cold room and she caught cold this winter and has begun coughing and spitting blood too.
I'm in the crowd in my brown mohair suit, there's one camera in my hand, one slung around my shoulder.
Las deportivas que llevaba JLo eran de Alexander McQueen y cuestan 600 euros; el abrigo de punto es de lana de mohair y su precio ronda los 800 euros, la bufanda es de piel y el bolso de Hermes es un Himalaya Birkin, uno de los mas caros de la firma ...
The women's collection is founded on winter fabric favourites including velvet, mohair, and wool, keeping ladies feeling cosy all day long, as well as helping them dance the night away in style.
Crafted from a luxurious blend of soft mohair, warm wool and nylon, the Dusky Pink Mohair Throw is as stylish as it is practical and is the perfect way to sit back, relax and enjoy the festive period.
EMMA JOHNSON TAKES A LOOK Mini check jacker PS199, matching trousers PS110, mohair coat PS335 All clothes available at Jaeger stores and jaeger.co.uk Boucle check jacket PS199, tie detail knitted jumper PS95, frayed hem straight leg jean PS79 Cable knit cape sweater PS120, contrast check panelled skirt PS125 Contrast collar puppytooth dress PS150 and matching trousers PS99 Double breasted alpaca coat PS335, rib knit roll neck jumper PS99, wool wrap skirt PS125 Gold leaf satin shirt PS150, satin culottes PS150 Viscose knitted sweater PS95, sequin skirt PS125
EMMA JOHNSON TAKES A LOOK Boucle check jacket PS199, tie detail knitted jumper PS95, frayed hem straight leg jean PS79 Contrast collar puppytooth dress PS150 and matching trousers PS99 Mini check jacker PS199, matching trousers PS110, mohair coat PS335 All clothes available at Jaeger stores and jaeger.co.uk Cable knit cape sweater PS120, contrast check panelled skirt PS125 Double breasted alpaca coat PS335, rib knit roll neck jumper PS99, wool wrap skirt PS125 Gold leaf satin shirt PS150, satin culottes PS150 Viscose knitted sweater PS95, sequin skirt PS125
Lillian Lamp Table, PS159; Brushed Champagne and Green Marble Lamp, PS89; Burnt Gold Mohair Throw, PS95; Luxe Velvet Cushion in Putty, PS18
From the hair of which sort of creatures is mohair manufactured?
Para la calibracion, validacion y evaluacion del CEF se utilizaron ocho muestras patrones de tops de lana de ovinos de diametros, desviacion estandar y coeficientes de variacion conocidos; siete muestras patrones de tops de mohair de diametro conocido, y seis muestras de fibras de vicunas medidas en el Laserscan, cuyos diametros fueron 13.5, 13.8, 13.9, 14.3, 14.4 y 14.5 [micron]m.
Nceduluntu Wesley Community Project -- Nceduluntu Wesley Community Project, a community programme focussed on agricultural produce and mohair products;