American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rich cloth of Asian origin, supposed originally to have been made of camel's hair and silk and later made of goat's hair and silk or other combinations.
- n. A garment made from this cloth.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rich stuff used for dress as early as the thirteenth century. It was more costly and finer than cameline. It is frequently mentioned as in use in both England and France down to the end of the seventeenth century.
- n. A very durable plain cloth used for cloaks and the like; a water-proof material in common use before the introduction of india-rubber. All the kinds of camlet are in a certain sense imitations of Oriental camel's-hair cloth; they are made of hair, especially that of goats, with wool or silk, and present a veined or wavy appearance.
- pret. and pp. camleted, camletted, ppr. camleting, camletting. [⟨ camlet, n.] To cause to resemble wavy or watered camlet.
- n. A fine fabric made from wool (originally camel, but later goat) and silk.
- n. A garment made from such a fabric.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A woven fabric originally made of camel's hair, now chiefly of goat's hair and silk, or of wool and cotton.
- n. a garment made of camlet fabric
- n. a fabric of Asian origin; originally made of silk and camel's hair
- From Arabic خَمْلَة (xámlat, "velvet"), via Middle French to Middle English (Wiktionary)
- Middle English chamelet, from Old French chamelot, perhaps from Arabic ḫamla, nap, fibers. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Egmont was more lenient to the foul practices which prevailed there, and took almost a childish pleasure in dining at the table of the Duchess, dressed, as were many of the younger nobles, in short camlet doublet with the wheat-sheaf buttons.”
“It was called "camlet," because made originally of camel's hair.”
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“Deborah wrote of the episode to a friend, including in her letter descriptions of the clothing she wore, including a scarlet cloak made of camlet, a fabric of Asian origin, originally made of silk and camel's hair.”
“I mounted putting on my camlet cloak for the air was yet a little cool.”
“He wore a kind of paletôt of light camlet cloth, with voluminous lapels and deep cuffs of lavender watered silk; very baggy trousers, with lavender stripes down the seams; very shiny boots and quite as glossy a hat; his attire being completed by tightly-fitting gloves, of the hue known in Paris as beurre frais — that is to say, light yellow.”
“Arthur, thus thrown into the shade, felt as Mr. Pepys afterwards did when he tore his camlet cloak — the damage was not great, but it troubled him.”
“A skirt, or upper-petticoat of camlet, like those worn by country ladies of moderate rank when on horseback, with such a riding-mask as they frequently use on journeys to preserve their eyes and complexion from the sun and dust, and sometimes, it is suspected, to enable then to play off a little coquetry.”
“His dress was not different from what he then wore, excepting that he had a loose riding-coat of camlet, under which he carried an efficient cut-and-thrust sword, instead of his walking rapier, and also a pair of pistols.”
“Allah, this camlet in which she is wrapped is ample for her.”
“Replied he, O Kings of the Age, the strangest thing that happened to me was that one day, two-and-twenty years ago, I snatched a girl who belonged to the Holy City; she was gifted with beauty and comeliness, despite that she was but a servant and was clad in threadbare clothes, with a piece of camlet-cloth on her head.”
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