camel's hair

camel's hair
cam′el's hair` or camelhair
n.
1) tex the hair of the camel, used esp. for cloth, painters' brushes, and Oriental rugs
2) tex a soft cloth made of this hair, or of a substitute, usu. tan in color
cam′el's-hair`, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • camel's hair — 1. the hair of the camel, used esp. for cloth, painters brushes, and Oriental rugs. 2. a soft cloth made of this hair, or of a substitute, usually yellowish tan to yellowish brown in color. Also, camelhair. * * * …   Universalium

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