[ puhsh-mee-nuh, pahsh- ]
/ pʌʃˈmi nə, pɑʃ- /
a fabric or garment made from pashm, especially a shawl, wrap, or scarf.
Also push·mi·na [puhsh-mee-nuh] /pʌʃˈmi nə/.
Origin of pashmina
< Persian pashmīn woolen < pashm wool; see pashm
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British Dictionary definitions for pashmina
/ (pæʃˈmiːnə) /
a scarf or shawl made of pashm
Word Origin for pashmina
from Persian pashmina; see pashm
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Word Origin and History for pashmina
from Persian pashmin "woolen," from pashm "wool, down," from PIE *pek- "to pluck out" (see fight (v.)).
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