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

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Models wore black-and-white looks mixed with opulent tones of amethyst, crimson, sapphire blue and yellow in satin, velvet, lame, sequined cashmere and faux fur. Washington Post, "Janelle Monae rocked Ralph Lauren’s jazz club of yesteryear," 7 Sep. 2019 Jean Kolloff, owner of cashmere importer Quinn Apparel, said her reason for opposing the tariffs was more geographical — the Alashan goat that produces light-colored cashmere wool is only found in China's Inner Mongolia region. NBC News, "From robot vacuums to baby gates, U.S. companies say they need China," 17 June 2019 In Filippi’s collections, materials like cashmere and silk feature heavily. Olivia Martin, Town & Country, "Italian Fashion House Fabiana Filippi is Not Interested in Trends," 13 Aug. 2019 They are made of mink, faux mink, sable, silk, cashmere, or synthetic fibers. Beth Teitell,, "When it comes to eyelash extensions, the demand is unreal," 3 July 2019 Adjectives and adverbs were as precious to her as cashmere and silk. The Economist, "Obituary: Judith Krantz died on June 22nd," 6 July 2019 The caption tags an Italian cashmere and knitwear company. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Irina Shayk's Instagram being read like tea leaves," 12 June 2019 But the production of some items, like cashmere and silk garments, is virtually impossible to move out of China in part because of where the delicate materials come from. Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times, "How China Tariffs Could Make Your Sweaters and Pants Cost More," 5 June 2019 For the more sartorially curious, the Balmoral can arrange private tours of Scotland's mills, giving guests a chance to meet with the craftspeople behind cashmere and also tartan and tweed, the country's most iconic textiles. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "Do You Really Need a Cashmere Butler?," 19 Apr. 2019

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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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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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