from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fine fabric made from wool (originally camel, but later goat) and silk.
- n. A garment made from such a fabric.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woven fabric originally made of camel's hair, now chiefly of goat's hair and silk, or of wool and cotton.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rich stuff used for dress as early as the thirteenth 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.
- pret. and pp. camleted, camletted, ppr. camleting, camletting. [⟨ camlet, n.] To cause to resemble wavy or watered camlet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a garment made of camlet fabric
- n. a fabric of Asian origin; originally made of silk and camel's hair
Middle English chamelet, from Old French chamelot, perhaps from Arabic ḫamla, nap, fibers.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Arabic خَمْلَة (xámlat, "velvet"), via Middle French to Middle English (Wiktionary)