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pashmina

[puhsh-mee-nuh, pahsh-] /pʌʃˈmi nə, pɑʃ-/
noun
1.
a fabric or garment made from pashm, especially a shawl, wrap, or scarf.
Also, pushmina
[puhsh-mee-nuh] /pʌʃˈmi nə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
< Persian pashmīn woolen < pashm wool; see pashm
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Examples from the web for pashmina
  • The animals are known for producing prized pashmina wool and cashmere.
  • Despite the heat, she was wearing her pink prayer shawl over a blue pashmina meditation skirt.
  • Include a pashmina scarf in your luggage, tossing it on when ducking indoors.
  • But members of the pashmina shawl set should not despair.
  • The naturally colored shawls, called pashmina, are made from the belly wool of a goat.
British Dictionary definitions for pashmina

pashmina

/pæʃˈmiːnə/
noun
1.
a scarf or shawl made of pashm
Word Origin
from Persian pashmina; see pashm
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Contemporary definitions for pashmina
noun

a fine woolen cloth with a soft plush texture similar to cashmere

Word Origin

Persian 'woolen' from pashm 'wool'

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Word Origin and History for pashmina
adj.

from Persian pashmin "woolen," from pashm "wool, down," from PIE *pek- "to pluck out" (see fight (v.)).

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