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
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.
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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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