mohair
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(pronounced MOH-hayr)

This is one weird word for one beautiful thing. The term (which sounds like something the typical middle-aged man is looking for) refers to the fiber, yarn, or resulting fabric made from the long silky hair Angora goats (whose fleece must be shorn twice a year to prevent them from tripping on it). This hair has wonderful qualities: silky softness, luster, durability, crease resistance, the ability to accept and hold bright dyes, as well as to provide superb protection against extreme heat and cold. Depending on how the fibers are used, they can be used for high-end clothing or luxurious, long-lasting rugs, blankets, and upholstery.
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