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mohair

Mohair is a fiber, yarn, or fabric that's made from an angora goat's hair. Sweaters and blankets made of mohair are extremely soft and silky (AND expensive).

Mohair is known for being soft to the touch, as well as having a little bit of a shine. It's most often blended with wool to make yarn for knitting, and the result is a warm, sturdy, and glossy knit fabric. Things made from mohair tend to be more expensive than those made of ordinary wool. The word has an Arabic root, mukhayyar, "cloth of goat hair."

Definitions of mohair
  1. noun
    fabric made with yarn made from the silky hair of the Angora goat
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    type of:
    cloth, fabric, material, textile
    artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
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