Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The long silky hair of the Angora goat.
  • noun Fabric or yarn made from this hair.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The hair of the Angora goat, a native of Asia Minor.
  • noun A kind of fine camlet made of such hair, sometimes watered (see moire); also, an imitation of the real mohair made of wool and cotton, much used for women's dress.
  • Made of mohair: as, a mohair cloak.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The long silky hair or wool of the Angora goat of Asia Minor; also, a fabric made from this material, or an imitation of such fabric.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Yarn or fabric made from the hair of the angora goat, often as mixed with cotton or other materials.
  • noun The long, fine hair of the Angora goat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun fabric made with yarn made from the silky hair of the Angora goat

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration (influenced by hair) of obsolete Italian mocaiaro, from Arabic muḫayyar, choice, select, mohair, passive participle of ḫayyara, to prefer, derived stem of ḫāra, to choose; see ḫyr in Semitic roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Italian mocaiaro, from Arabic مخير (mukháyyar, "choice"), past participle of خار (khāra, "to choose"). Form probably influenced by hair. Compare mockado, moire.

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  • Not really mo + hair.

    March 24, 2016