American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The soft fine hair of the camel or a substitute for it.
- n. A soft, heavy, usually light tan cloth, made chiefly of the hair of camel.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a soft tan cloth made with the hair of a camel.
- n. a soft tan cloth made with the hair of a camel
“Stan Sesser/The Wall Street Journal The Mongolian camel driver-guide Enkhtuya, left, owns 30 camels, used for tourism and the fur that goes into camelhair coats.”
“He owns 30 camels, used for tourism and the fur that goes into camelhair coats.”
“We ' re left to guess, for instance, what it means that a man has his camelhair jacket shoggling over the cantle of the saddle.”
“The young fellow was cheaply dressed—no camelhair and cashmere here.”
“Smith was clad in camelhair trousers, a fawn silk shirt and a fawn cashmere sweater: what the lord of the manor wears when he is at home, Carmine thought.”
“He saw the old theater where Degotti had taught him how to use a camelhair brush and to paint from both memory and sight.”
“Louis wheeled around, took a camelhair brush from a copper pan of orange paint, and dashed a heart on the back of her hand.”
“He wore an exquisitely tailored camelhair coat, with a green silk scarf around his neck.”
“Maggie left the room yesterday afternoon, Pamela said, and came back looking great after her hairstyling and manicure, carrying a camelhair coat, black heels, and some clothes in a garment bag.”
“He wore a hat and an unbuttoned camelhair coat over an elegant black suit that fit him far too well to be anything but tailor-made.”
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