Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?


[kah-shee, kash-ee] /ˈkɑˈʃi, ˈkæʃ i/
noun, Pinyin.
a city in W Xinjiang Uygur, in extreme W China.
Also called Kashgar
[kash-gahr, kahsh-] /ˈkæʃ gɑr, ˈkɑʃ-/ (Show IPA)
Formerly Shufu. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Kashi


an oasis city in W China, in W Xinjiang. Pop: 318 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Contemporary definitions for Kashi

See okashi's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014, LLC
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for Kashi

oasis city, western Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang, far western China. Kashgar lies at the western end of the Tarim Basin, in a fertile oasis of loess (silt deposited by the wind) and alluvial soils watered by the Kaxgar (Kashgar) River and by a series of wells. The climate of the area is extremely arid, with variable precipitation averaging about 3 inches (75 mm) per year (most falling as rain during the hot summer months). Average temperatures range from 21 F (6 C) in January to 79 F (26 C) in July.

Learn more about Kashi with a free trial on
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Kashi

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Kashi

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for kashi