cashmere

noun cash·mere \ ˈkazh-ˌmir , ˈkash- \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of cashmere

Cashmere (Kashmir)


CASHMERE Defined for English Language Learners

cashmere

noun

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

noun cash·mere \ ˈkazh-ˌmir , ˈkash- \

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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