mohair

[ moh-hair ]
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noun
  1. the coat or fleece of an Angora goat.

  2. a fabric made of yarn from this fleece, in a plain weave for draperies and in a pile weave for upholstery.

  1. a garment made of this fabric.

Origin of mohair

1
1560–70; variant (by folk etymology) of earlier mocayare<Italian moccaiaro<Arabic mukhayyar literally, chosen, choice, past participle of khayyara to choose

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mohair

/ (ˈməʊˌhɛə) /


noun
  1. Also called: angora the long soft silky hair that makes up the outer coat of the Angora goat

    • a fabric made from the yarn of this hair and cotton or wool

    • (as modifier): a mohair suit

Origin of mohair

1
C16: variant (influenced by hair) of earlier mocayare, ultimately from Arabic mukhayyar, literally: choice, from khayyara to choose

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