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pashmina

[puhsh-mee-nuh, pahsh-]
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noun
  1. a fabric or garment made from pashm, especially a shawl, wrap, or scarf.
Also push·mi·na [puhsh-mee-nuh] /pʌʃˈmi nə/.

Origin of pashmina

< Persian pashmīn woolen < pashm wool; see pashm
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pashmina

noun
  1. a scarf or shawl made of pashm

Word Origin

from Persian pashmina; see pashm
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Word Origin and History for pashmina

adj.

from Persian pashmin "woolen," from pashm "wool, down," from PIE *pek- "to pluck out" (see fight (v.)).

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