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cashmere


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.

noun

  1. Kashmir(def 1).

noun

  1. a fine soft wool from goats of the Kashmir area
    1. cloth or knitted material made from this or similar wool
    2. (as modifier)a cashmere sweater

noun

  1. a variant spelling of Kashmir
n.

1680s, “shawl made of cashmere wool,” from the old spelling of Kashmir, Himalayan kingdom where wool was obtained from long-haired goats. As a name for this kind of woolen fabric, favored for shawls, etc., it is attested from 1822.

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