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or casimere, casimire

[kas-uh-meer] /ˈkæs əˌmɪər/
a twill-weave, worsted suiting fabric, often with a striped pattern.
Origin of cassimere
1695-1705; variant of cashmere Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Trousers—Dark narrow grey or light stripe worsted or cassimere.

    The Copeland Method Vanness Copeland
  • Trousers—To match coat, or striped worsted or cassimere with morning coat.

    The Copeland Method Vanness Copeland
  • Three years later, the price of a yard of cassimere in America was $300, and of a yard of jean and habit cloth $60.

  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for cassimere


a woollen suiting cloth of plain or twill weave
Word Origin
C18: variant of cashmere, from Kashmir
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