- Also Cashmere. a former princely state in SW Asia, adjacent to India, Pakistan, Sinkiang, and Tibet: sovereignty in dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947.
- Official name Jammu and Kashmir. the part of this state occupied by India, forming a state in the Indian union. About 39,146 sq. mi. (101,387 sq. km). Capital: Srinagar (summer); Jammu (winter).
- the fine, downy wool at the roots of the hair of the Kashmir goat.
- a garment made of this wool.
- a yarn made from this wool.
- a wool or cashmere fabric of plain or twill weave.
Origin of cashmere
Examples from the Web for kashmir
Are the Brogpas of Kashmir in India really the last bastion of purebred Aryans?The Himalayas’ Hidden Aryans
January 3, 2015
In the 1999 Kargil War, the Pakistani army crossed the LOC to seize mountain heights controlling a key highway in Kashmir.
This summer, clashes between Indian and Pakistani troops have escalated along the ceasefire line in Kashmir.
Two years before that, the two countries fought a war in Kashmir around the town of Kargil.
In September, a devastating flood hit her home, Jammu and Kashmir, a state in India.Defying Stereotypes, Young Muslim Writers Find Community Onstage
October 12, 2014
Between Kashmir and Persia, in a very mountainous and cold region.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
As to antiquity, time is, like everything else, on a grand scale in Kashmir.
The sappers were brought up and, also, a reserve company of Kashmir troops.
Lieutenant Stewart joined them with two guns of the Kashmir battery.
And there are beauties in the Desert which are not found in either Sikkim or Kashmir.The Heart of Nature
- a variant spelling of cashmere
- a region of SW central Asia: from the 16th century ruled by the Moguls, Afghans, Sikhs, and British successively; since 1947 disputed between India, Pakistan, and China; 84 000 sq km (33 000 sq miles) in the northwest are held by Pakistan and in part known as Azad Kashmir (Free Kashmir), part as the Northern Areas; an area of 42 735 sq km (16 496 sq miles) in the east (the Aksai Chin) is held by China; the remainder was in 1956 officially incorporated into India as the state of Jammu and Kashmir; traversed by the Himalaya and Karakoram mountain ranges and the Rivers Jhelum and Indus; a fruit-growing and cattle-grazing region, with a woollen industry. Capitals: (Jammu and Kashmir) Srinagar (summer), Jammu (winter); (Azad Kashmir) Muzaffarabad; (Northern Areas) Gilgit
- a variant spelling of Kashmir
- a fine soft wool from goats of the Kashmir area
- cloth or knitted material made from this or similar wool
- (as modifier)a cashmere sweater
Word Origin and History for kashmir
from Sanskrit Kashypamara "land of Kashyap," said to be the name of a renowned sage. Related: Kashmiri.
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.