- 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 cashmere
It was a cashmere year for movies, so why are we cheering polyester?‘American Hustle’ Is Overrated
January 28, 2014
Forget furs, cashmere, even fires—the best way to beat the cold?What to Drink When it’s Cold? The Glory of Austrian Schnaps
January 25, 2014
But it feels so much better to: Blow the whistle you have until now been concealing underneath your cashmere sweater.Crushing Christmas: How to Win Every Argument
Kelly Williams Brown
December 24, 2013
Think $69 smocked bodice jumpsuits or $250 cashmere ones from French designers like Jacadi and Bonpoint.How Different Is Raising the Royal Baby From a Typical American Child?
Kevin Fallon, Lizzie Crocker
July 23, 2013
Atop the mattress and box spring, Hughes reveals two “toppers,” stuffed with cashmere, horsehair, and lambswool.Savoir Beds’ Royal State Bed: Just Perfect, If You Have $175,000
June 27, 2013
But I wuz in hopes he would get her a cashmere, and told him so, plain.Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 3.
Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
An' there's cousin Hattie's cashmere shawl, an' Obed's spe'tacles.Tiverton Tales
She did not wear the conventional black silk or cashmere of a shop-woman.A Houseful of Girls
The goats are grown for their wool in the vale of Cashmere in the Himalaya Mountains.Textiles
William H. Dooley
He went away to Cashmere; he took one of the Christian fathers with him.
- 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
- a variant spelling of Kashmir
Word Origin and History for cashmere
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.