Definition of cashmere
1 : fine wool from the undercoat of the cashmere goat; also : a yarn of this wool
2 : a soft twilled fabric made originally from cashmere
Recent Examples of cashmere from the Web
Look for styles that fit as well as your favorite cashmere crewneck, and that feel as soft, too.
Rubber Ducky Races July 8-9 Rubber ducks, like cashmere or good hygiene, have yet to go out of style.
Some Indian tailors who make expensive clothing use cashmere refined by an Irish mill, the last one in the world apparently, and use teasel for that purpose.
Laura Biagiotti, an Italian designer whose forgiving but elegant fashions made from fluffy goat’s wool defined her as the global queen of cashmere, died on Friday in Rome.
From here you’re a walk from the concept store Opulent Living, which stocks homegrown luxury brands like Trebene cashmere and rose-gold jewelry from Verus.
Perhaps not, though her ice-blue ensemble by Ralph Lauren, in double-faced cashmere, was very sophisticated.
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The silky smooth hair of the vicuña, a llama-like animal that lives only high in the Andes, is like cashmere to the umpteenth power.
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Origin and Etymology of cashmere
First Known Use: 1684See Words from the same year
CASHMERE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cashmere for English Language Learners
: fine wool from a kind of goat from India
: a soft fabric made from cashmere wool
CASHMERE Defined for Kids
Definition of cashmere for Students
: a soft yarn or fabric once made from the fine wool of an Indian goat but now often from sheep's wool
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