or cas·i·mere, cas·i·mire
- a twill-weave, worsted suiting fabric, often with a striped pattern.
Origin of cassimere
First recorded in 1695–1705; variant of cashmere
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Examples from the Web for cassimere
Three years later, the price of a yard of cassimere in America was $300, and of a yard of jean and habit cloth $60.Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)
Wiliam Cabell Bruce
Trousers—To match coat, or striped worsted or cassimere with morning coat.
Trousers—Dark narrow grey or light stripe worsted or cassimere.
One of the pieces of cassimere was dyed with a claret tinge, from which I had my first Sunday suit.Charles Carleton Coffin
William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
- a woollen suiting cloth of plain or twill weave
C18: variant of cashmere, from Kashmir
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