meaning of camlet

camlet meaning in General Dictionary

A woven textile originally manufactured from camels hair today mainly of goats locks and silk or of wool and cotton

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  • a garment manufactured from camlet textile
  • a fabric of Asian origin; initially made of silk and camel's-hair
  • A woven textile originally made of camel's-hair, today mainly of goat's hair and silk, or of wool and cotton.

Sentence Examples with the word camlet

The weaving establishments (mainly broadcloth) of Leiden at the close of the 15th century were very important, and after the expulsion of the Spaniards Leiden cloth, Leiden baize and Leiden camlet were familiar terms. These industries afterwards declined, and in the beginning of the 19th century the baize manufacture was altogether given up. Linen and woollen manufactures are now the most important industries, while there is a considerable transit trade in butter and cheese.

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