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downy fibre

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  • specialty hair fibre — ▪ textiles       any of the textile fibres obtained from certain animals of the goat and camel families, rarer than the more commonly used fibres and valued for such desirable properties as fine diameter, natural lustre, and ability to impart… …   Universalium

  • llama — /lah meuh/, n. 1. a woolly haired South American ruminant of the genus Lama, believed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco: often used as a beast of burden. 2. the fine, soft fleece of the llama, combined with the wool for coating. [1590… …   Universalium

  • guanaco — /gwah nah koh/, n., pl. guanacos. a wild South American ruminant, Lama guanicoe, of which the llama and alpaca are believed to be domesticated varieties: related to the camels. [1595 1605; < Sp < Quechua wanaku] * * * Slender bodied South… …   Universalium

  • cashmere — /kazh mear, kash /, n. 1. the fine, downy wool at the roots of the hair of the Kashmir goat. 2. a garment made of this wool. 3. a yarn made from this wool. 4. a wool or cashmere fabric of plain or twill weave. Also, kashmir. [1815 25; named after …   Universalium

  • Cashmere — Cashmerian, adj. n. /kash mear /, n. Kashmir. * * * Animal hair fibre forming the downy undercoat of the Kashmir goat. The fibre became known for its use in beautiful shawls and other handmade items produced in Kashmir, India. The fibres have… …   Universalium

  • cotton — /kot n/, n. 1. a soft, white, downy substance consisting of the hairs or fibers attached to the seeds of plants belonging to the genus Gossypium, of the mallow family, used in making fabrics, thread, wadding, etc. 2. the plant itself, having… …   Universalium

  • human embryology — ▪ biology Introduction       the process encompassing the period from the formation of an embryo, through the development of a fetus, to birth.       The human body, like that of most animals, develops from a single cell produced by the union of… …   Universalium

  • Birch — Taxobox name = Birch image width = 240px image caption = Silver Birch regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fagales familia = Betulaceae genus = Betula genus authority = L. subdivision ranks = Species subdivision …   Wikipedia

  • Cotton — /kot n/, n. John, 1584 1652, U.S. clergyman, colonist, and author (grandfather of Cotton Mather). * * * I Seed hair fibre of various plants of the genus Gossypium, in the mallow family, native to most subtropical countries. The shrubby plants… …   Universalium

  • plant disease — ▪ plant pathology Introduction       an impairment of the normal state of a plant that interrupts or modifies its vital functions.       All species of plants, wild and cultivated alike, are subject to disease. Although each species is… …   Universalium

  • akund floss — ▪ plant fibre also called  calotropis floss        downy seed fibre obtained from Calotropis procera and C. gigantea, plants of the Apocynaceae family. The plants are native to southern Asia and Africa and were introduced to South America and the …   Universalium


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