pashm

[ puhsh-uhm, pahsh- ]
/ ˈpʌʃ əm, ˈpɑʃ- /

noun

the fine woolly underhair of goats raised in northern India.

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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
/ (ˈpæʃəm) /

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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