cashmere

[kazh-meer, kash-]
noun
1.
the fine, downy wool at the roots of the hair of the Kashmir goat.
2.
a garment made of this wool.
3.
a yarn made from this wool.
4.
a wool or cashmere fabric of plain or twill weave.
Also, kashmir.


Origin:
1815–25; named after Cashmere

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Cashmere

[kash-meer]
noun

Cashmerian, adjective, noun
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cashmere or kashmir (ˈkæʃmɪə)
 
n
1.  a fine soft wool from goats of the Kashmir area
2.  a.  cloth or knitted material made from this or similar wool
 b.  (as modifier): a cashmere sweater
 
kashmir or kashmir
 
n

Cashmere (kæʃˈmɪə)
 
n
a variant spelling of Kashmir

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cashmere
1684, old spelling of Kashmir, Himalayan kingdom where wool was obtained from long-haired goats. The name is from Skt. Kashypamara "land of Kashyap," said to be the name of a renowned sage. As a name for this kind of woolen fabric, favored for shawls, etc., or for the shawls themselves, it is attested
from 1822.
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