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cashmere

or kashmir

[kazh-meer, kash-] /ˈkæʒ mɪər, ˈkæʃ-/
noun
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.
Origin of cashmere
1815-1825
1815-25; named after Cashmere

Cashmere

[kash-meer] /kæʃˈmɪər/
noun
1.
Kashmir (def 1).
Related forms
Cashmerian, adjective, noun
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  • My sister and I have just made up some very pretty silk and cashmere costumes, and they fitted as perfectly as possible.

    Not Like Other Girls Rosa N. Carey
  • Their bodies were piled in a rotting heap at the cashmere gate.

    Our Soldiers W.H.G. Kingston
  • The cashmere, now scarcely perceptible, had become a mere spot in the thin haze.

    Toilers of the Sea Victor Hugo
  • It is her richest mantle, richer in its hues than the scarfs of cashmere.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • It was tied up in a cashmere shawl, which her maid recognized as belonging to the lost actress.

    Black Diamonds Mr Jkai
British Dictionary definitions for cashmere

cashmere

/ˈkæʃmɪə/
noun
1.
a fine soft wool from goats of the Kashmir area
2.
  1. cloth or knitted material made from this or similar wool
  2. (as modifier): a cashmere sweater

Cashmere

/kæʃˈmɪə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Kashmir
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Word Origin and History for cashmere
n.

1680s, "shawl made of cashmere wool," from the old spelling of Kashmir, Himalayan kingdom where wool was obtained from long-haired goats. As a name for this kind of woolen fabric, favored for shawls, etc., it is attested from 1822.

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