the coat or fleece of an Angora goat.
a fabric made of yarn from this fleece, in a plain weave for draperies and in a pile weave for upholstery.
a garment made of this fabric.
Also called angora. the long soft silky hair that makes up the outer coat of the Angora goat
1610s, earlier mocayre, 1560s, “fine hair of the Angora goat,” also “a fabric made from this,” from Middle French mocayart (16c.), Italian mocaiarro, both from Arabic mukhayyar “cloth of goat hair,” literally “selected, choice,” from khayyara “he chose.” Spelling influenced in English by association with hair. Moire “watered silk” (1650s) probably represents English mohair borrowed into French and back into English.
1. . abbreviation 1. Mohammedan
[moo-ham-id, -hah-mid, moh-] /mʊˈhæm ɪd, -ˈhɑ mɪd, moʊ-/ noun 1. (def 1). noun 1. (“the Conqueror”) 1430–81, sultan of Turkey 1451–81: conqueror of Constantinople 1453. /məʊˈhæmɪd/ noun 1. same as Muhammad noun 1. ?1430–81, Ottoman sultan of Turkey (1451–81). He captured Constantinople (1453) and conquered large areas of the Balkans former common English transliteration of […]
- Mohammed ahmed
/məʊˈhæmɪd ˈɑːmɛd/ noun 1. the original name of the Mahdi
- Mohammed ali jinnah
[jin-uh] /ˈdʒɪn ə/ noun 1. Mohammed Ali (“Quaid-i-Azam”) 1876–1948, Muslim leader in India: first governor general of Pakistan 1947–48. /ˈdʒɪnə/ noun 1. Mohammed Ali 1876–1948, Indian Muslim statesman. He campaigned for the partition of India into separate Hindu and Muslim states, becoming first governor general of Pakistan (1947–48)