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camlet

[kam-lit]
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noun
  1. a durable, waterproof cloth, especially for outerwear.
  2. apparel made of this material.
  3. a rich fabric of medieval Asia believed to have been made of camel's hair or angora wool.
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verb (used with object), cam·let·ted, cam·let·ting.
  1. to decorate (fabric, book edges, etc.) with a colorful, marbled design.
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Origin of camlet

1350–1400; Middle English camelet < Middle French, perhaps < Arabic khamlah kind of plush fabric, akin to khaml nap, pile
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Examples from the Web for camlet

Historical Examples

  • Mr. Camlet, you have been so kind to me always, do not dissuade me.

    The Orange Girl

    Walter Besant

  • I detain you a moment at the words "scarlet of Cyprus, or camlet."

    Val d'Arno

    John Ruskin

  • Perhaps not in the camlet hood, which Dame Wheatfield says she wore.

    Love and Life

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • Camlet, kam′let, n. a cloth originally made of camel's hair, but now chiefly of wool and goat's hair.

  • The guard paid no attention, but continued methodically to hand out, one by one, the packages labelled to Camlet.

    Crome Yellow

    Aldous Huxley


British Dictionary definitions for camlet

camlet

noun
  1. a tough waterproof cloth
  2. a garment or garments made from such cloth
  3. a soft woollen fabric used in medieval Asia
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Word Origin

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