Definition of mohair noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈməʊheə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmoʊher//
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soft wool or cloth made from the fine hair of the angora goat, used for making clothes a mohair sweater Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Arabic muk̲ayyar ‘cloth made of goat's hair’ (literally ‘choice, select’). The change in ending was due to association with hair.
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