cash·​mere | \ ˈkazh-ˌmir How to pronounce cashmere (audio) , ˈkash- \

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

Examples of cashmere in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During our two-hour dinner, Ms. Linton came across as an Everywoman, albeit a tiny one wrapped in vegan cashmere and a fabulous fringed shawl. New York Times, "Louise Linton Has Made a Movie," 9 Jan. 2021 But a big cozy black cashmere sweater is everything to me—The Row does really good sweaters. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "Hailey Bieber Swears By This Vegan Serum for Glowing Skin," 28 Dec. 2020 Now that same double-faced cashmere is about five hundred dollars per yard. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, "Jenna Lyons’s J. Crew Afterlife," 27 Dec. 2020 Peacoats are typically a more formal cold-weather option that can come in a variety of lengths and is typically built with wool or cashmere blends. Lauren Levy, NBC News, "9 best women's winter coats 2020: Best winter jackets for women," 16 Dec. 2020 Whenever Emily gesticulates in her tame way, that watch so elegantly slides up and down around her delicate wrists, sometimes peekaboo-ing from under the sleeve of a cashmere turtleneck. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Why I’m Buying My First Watch," 10 Dec. 2020 Enjoy yoga and much-needed at-home relaxation thanks to Loro Piana’s cashmere meditation carpet ($2,150). Lindzi Scharf, Los Angeles Times, "The 17 best home-good gifts to splurge on," 2 Dec. 2020 It was inspired by a cashmere robe with real chinchilla trim that cost thousands and thousands of dollars. Luzanne Otte, Town & Country, "Southern Charm's Patricia Altschul Has Launched a Home Essentials Collection at HSN," 30 Nov. 2020 Naadam responsibly sources and creates luxuriously soft and stylish cashmere from sheep herded in Mongolia. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, "Shop these sustainable fashion brands this Black Friday," 26 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of cashmere

1684, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cashmere

Cashmere (Kashmir)

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The first known use of cashmere was in 1684

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17 Jan 2021

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“Cashmere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cashmere

: fine wool from a kind of goat from India
: a soft fabric made from cashmere wool


cash·​mere | \ ˈkazh-ˌmir How to pronounce cashmere (audio) , ˈkash- \

Kids Definition of cashmere

: 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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