pashm

[puhsh-uh m, pahsh-]

noun

the fine woolly underhair of goats raised in northern India.

Also pash·im [puhsh-eem, pahsh-] /ˈpʌʃ im, ˈpɑʃ-/.

Origin of pashm

1875–80; < Persian: wool
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British Dictionary definitions for pashm

pashm

noun

the underfur of various Tibetan animals, esp goats, used for cashmere shawls

Word Origin for pashm

from Persian, literally: wool
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