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mockado

[ muh-kah-doh ]
/ məˈkɑ doʊ /
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noun, plural mock·a·does.

a fabric simulating velvet, popular in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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Origin of mockado

1535–45; earlier mockeado<Italian moccaiardo (by association with mock). See mohair
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