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camlet

[kam-lit] /ˈkæm lɪt/
noun
1.
a durable, waterproof cloth, especially for outerwear.
2.
apparel made of this material.
3.
a rich fabric of medieval Asia believed to have been made of camel's hair or angora wool.
verb (used with object), camletted, camletting.
4.
to decorate (fabric, book edges, etc.) with a colorful, marbled design.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English camelet < Middle French, perhaps < Arabic khamlah kind of plush fabric, akin to khaml nap, pile
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British Dictionary definitions for camlet

camlet

/ˈkæmlɪt/
noun
1.
a tough waterproof cloth
2.
a garment or garments made from such cloth
3.
a soft woollen fabric used in medieval Asia
Word Origin
C14: from Old French camelot, perhaps from Arabic hamlat plush fabric
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