camletting

camlet

[kam-lit]
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; Middle English camelet < Middle French, perhaps < Arabic khamlah kind of plush fabric, akin to khaml nap, pile

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camlet (ˈkæmlɪt)
 
n
1.  a tough waterproof cloth
2.  a garment or garments made from such cloth
3.  a soft woollen fabric used in medieval Asia
 
[C14: from Old French camelot, perhaps from Arabic hamlat plush fabric]

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