Definition of camel hair in English:

camel hair

Syllabification: cam·el hair
(also camel's hair)


1A fabric made from the hair of a camel: [as modifier]: a camel-hair coat
More example sentences
  • All the designs come in materials ranging from camel hair, grain lambskin and flannel to wool and cashmere.
  • He managed a thank you and split, passing through an eternity of camel-hair coats and herring bone patterns and big wide polka-dot ties.
  • During those brief months, I developed an appreciation of the artistry with which he approached his work and a deep respect for the care he lavished on each pile of camel hair or alpaca that passed under his mechanized needle.
2 [usually as modifier] Fine, soft hair from a squirrel’s tail, used in artists' brushes.
More example sentences
  • May I suggest a scroll of parchment inscribed with ink using a fine camel-hair brush, delivered to me by a caravan train of nomads riding a pace of finely groomed donkeys?
  • The lithography tool of choice in the late 1950s was a camel-hair brush that operators used to paint wax gates.
  • He may not be Harrison Ford, but neither is he a stereotypical academic spending his life kneeling in a trench with a camel-hair brush.

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