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- n. A thick, strong material, somewhat like camlet, formerly used for outer garments in the Levant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A thick, strong stuff, somewhat like camlet; -- still used for outer garments in the Levant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thick, strong stuff made in the Levant, properly of camel's hair.
French baracan, bouracan (compare Provençal barracan, Italian baracane, Spanish barragan, Portuguese barregana, Latin barracanus), from Arabic a kind of black gown, perhaps from Persian barak a garment made of camel's hair. (Wiktionary)