cashmere

noun
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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The fragrance combines hints of lavender, pear, bergamot with coconut, praline and vanilla orchid, all pulled together with a base component of cashmere, just like your favorite, most comfy sweater. Gianluca Russo, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande's 'Cloud' Wins Fragrance of the Year Award," 6 June 2019 The mass production of cashmere, once solely a luxury good, is fueling ecological destruction that has fashion labels searching for new sources of the fiber—or giving it up altogether. Matthew Dalton, WSJ, "From H&M to Gucci, Fashion Rethinks Cashmere, Citing Environmental Harm," 13 May 2019 No fighting for tables at King's Club (the hottest nightclub in the Alps), for the last slice of truffle pizza at Chesa Veglia, or for the last cashmere throw at Cabana. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "What to Do in St. Moritz During January," 7 Jan. 2019 Like all of Hawico's cashmere, selections will be made in the company's mills in the Scottish town of Hawick and then delivered to your door. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "Do You Really Need a Cashmere Butler?," 19 Apr. 2019 Naadam’s Prince Street store may just be the ultimate expression of this new KonMari consumerism: The entire shop carries a single item, a $75 unisex cashmere crew neck sweater in a variety of colors, from camel to cement. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Who Needs Gender? Why Men and Women Are Dressing Identically," 21 Feb. 2019 The Row is primarily a luxury womenswear label with a following among mature fashion lovers who won’t blink at a $1,350 cashmere hoodie or a $6,790 lambskin skirt. Christina Binkley, WSJ, "Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row Launches Menswear," 27 Aug. 2018 The Heathered Cashmere line features a blend of their signature long-staple cotton and Mongolian cashmere, with a unique diagonal weave and custom finish. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Brooklinen’s New Cashmere Bedding Will Make You Never Want to Leave Your Bed," 8 Feb. 2019 Fibre Tibet Throw Stay warm on the couch and help preserve Himalayan artisan traditions with this cozy cashmere throw, woven from handspun cashmere collected by Tibetan nomads. David Thielebeule, WSJ, "Style Director David Thielebeule’s Gift Guide: The Great Indoors," 11 Dec. 2018

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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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cashmere

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cashmere

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

cashmere

noun
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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