cashmere

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noun cash·mere \ˈkazh-ˌmir, ˈkash-\

Definition of cashmere

  1. 1 :  fine wool from the undercoat of the cashmere goat; also :  a yarn of this wool

  2. 2 :  a soft twilled fabric made originally from cashmere

Origin and Etymology of cashmere

Cashmere (Kashmir)


First Known Use: 1684


CASHMERE Defined for English Language Learners

cashmere

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noun cash·mere \ˈkazh-ˌmir, ˈkash-\

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

cashmere

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noun cash·mere \ˈkazh-ˌmir, ˈkash-\

Definition of cashmere for Students

  1. :  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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