cashmere

or kash·mir

[ kazh-meer, kash- ]
/ ˈkæʒ mɪər, ˈkæʃ- /

noun

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

First recorded in 1815–25; named after Cashmere

Definition for cashmere (2 of 2)

Cashmere

[ kash-meer ]
/ kæʃˈmɪər /

noun

Related forms

Cash·mer·i·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cashmere (1 of 2)

cashmere

kashmir

/ (ˈkæʃmɪə) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for cashmere (2 of 2)

Cashmere

/ (kæʃˈmɪə) /

noun

a variant spelling of Kashmir
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