[ kam-lit ]
/ ˈkæm lɪt /


a durable, waterproof cloth, especially for outerwear.
apparel made of this material.
a rich fabric of medieval Asia believed to have been made of camel's hair or angora wool.

verb (used with object), cam·let·ted, cam·let·ting.

to decorate (fabric, book edges, etc.) with a colorful, marbled design.

Nearby words

  1. camisado,
  2. camisard,
  3. camisards,
  4. camise,
  5. camisole,
  6. cammaerts,
  7. cammaerts, émile,
  8. cammie,
  9. camo,
  10. camoca

Origin of camlet

1350–1400; Middle English camelet < Middle French, perhaps < Arabic khamlah kind of plush fabric, akin to khaml nap, pile Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for camlet


/ (ˈkæmlɪt) /


a tough waterproof cloth
a garment or garments made from such cloth
a soft woollen fabric used in medieval Asia

Word Origin for camlet

C14: from Old French camelot, perhaps from Arabic hamlat plush fabric

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