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mohair, hair of the Angora goat or a large group of fabrics made from it, either wholly or in combination with wool, silk, or cotton. The Angora goat, native of Asia Minor for 2,000 years, is bred in other lands, e.g., the SW United States and South Africa. Mohair is cool, firm, and resistant to dust and moisture. The fiber is especially valuable in the manufacture of sweaters, upholstery plushes, heavy cloaking, and "fur" cloths such as astrakhan.

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mohair fine camlet made from Angora goats' hair, (later) fabric imitating this. XVI (mocayare, moochary, mockaire). ult. — Arab. muḵayyar cloth of goat's hair (lit. ‘select, choice’, pp. of ḵayyara choose), but coming into Eng. through various channels and later assim. to HAIR.

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mo·hair / ˈmōˌhe(ə)r/ • n. the long, silky hair of the angora goat. ∎  a yarn or fabric made from this, typically mixed with wool: [as adj.] a mohair sweater.

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mohair •camelhair • maidenhair • longhair •horsehair • shorthair • mohair

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