- n. From the Middle English "chamlyt" "chamelet", and the French "chamelet" "camelot". The term was applied to a fabric of Asian origin, from the original name from Arabic, referring to the pile or nap. Firstly, it was suposed to be made from camel hair and silk, but from the 16th and 17th centuries is made with angora goat's wool and silk.
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