a durable, waterproof cloth, especially for outerwear.
apparel made of this material.
a rich fabric of medieval Asia believed to have been made of camel’s hair or angora wool.
to decorate (fabric, book edges, etc.) with a colorful, marbled design.
Historical Examples

Stray Pearls Charlotte M. Yonge
Val d’Arno John Ruskin
Pablo de Segovia, the Spanish Sharper Francisco de Quevedo
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
Crome Yellow Aldous Huxley
The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia C. Malcolm Watkins
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
Crome Yellow Aldous Huxley
The Maroon Mayne Reid

a tough waterproof cloth
a garment or garments made from such cloth
a soft woollen fabric used in medieval Asia


Read Also:

  • Camorra

    a secret society of Naples, Italy, first publicly known about 1820, that developed into a powerful political organization and was later associated with blackmail, robbery, etc., until its destruction in 1911. (lowercase) any similar society or group. Contemporary Examples Martin Scorsese on a New Film That Reinvents the Mob Movie Rachel Syme October 12, 2008 […]

  • Campagna

    a low plain surrounding the city of Rome, Italy. (lowercase) any flat open plain; champaign. Historical Examples A Lady of Rome F. Marion Crawford New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds Roman Mosaics Hugh Macmillan The Spirit of Rome Vernon Lee Robert Browning C. H. Herford The Eternal City Hall Caine Italy; with sketches of Spain […]

  • Camp-up

    something that provides sophisticated, knowing amusement, as by virtue of its being artlessly mannered or stylized, self-consciously artificial and extravagant, or teasingly ingenuous and sentimental. a person who adopts a teasing, theatrical manner, especially for the amusement of others. Also, camp it up. to speak or behave in a coquettishly playful or extravagantly theatrical manner. […]

  • Camphene

    a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble substance, C 10 H 16 , occurring in turpentine and many other essential oils, prepared from pinene: used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of synthetic camphor. Historical Examples Inventions in the Century William Henry Doolittle The Young Housekeeper’s Friend Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and […]

Disclaimer: Camlet definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.