barracan, n. [F. baracan, bouracan (cf. Pr. barracan, It. baracane, Sp. barragan, Pg. barregana, LL. barracanus), fr. Ar. barrakān a kind of black gown, perh. fr. Per. barak a garment made of camel's hair.].
A thick, strong stuff, somewhat like camlet; -- still used for outer garments in the Levant. [1913 Webster]