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Earlier mocayre, from Middle French mocayart and Italian mocaiaro, both from Arabic مخير (mukháyyar, “choice”), past participle of خار (khāra, “to choose”). Form probably influenced by hair. Compare mockado, moire.
- Yarn or fabric made from the hair of the angora goat, often as mixed with cotton or other materials.
- The long, fine hair of the Angora goat.
fine hair of the Angora goat