Kemp meaning

Coarse, rough hair, wool, or fur; (in the plural) knotty hairs that will not felt.
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Origin of kemp

  • From Middle English kempe (“coarse hairs”), from Old English cenep (“moustache; bit (of a bridle, bristling with points)”), from Proto-Germanic *kanipaz (“beard, moustache, whiskers”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenHw-, *ǵnā(w)- (“jaw”). Related to camp, chin.

    From Wiktionary