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 Designed by Hermès Studio, the jacquard woven wool and cashmere throws are finished with a blanket stitch end are sure to make a statement in your home. Amina Khan, USA TODAY, 10 May 2022 The designer uses organic cotton, sustainable fibers, regenerated cashmere and recycled polyester in her apparel and accessories. Celia Shatzman, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Apr. 2022 Byredo says any sweetness is cut through by an earthy mix of cashmere wood, ciste and musk. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 22 Apr. 2022 The women created the bags in a vibrant cashmere that has been hand-crocheted. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 21 Apr. 2022 The full show looked almost like an art piece in itself, with color-blocks of yellows, peaches, and reds intertwined with leather trenches, a stellar cape moment, very good coats, cool suiting that leverages recycled cashmere, crochet, and fringe. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 Feb. 2022 The interior takes a major step forward in design, adopting a similar look as the iX electric SUV and using plenty of exotic materials including open-pore wood and available cashmere. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 20 Apr. 2022 Luxury amenities including cashmere bedding, a private terrace hot tub and Le Labo bath amenities add comfort to the journey. Zachary Laks, CNN, 19 Apr. 2022 The plot is, as usual, a slice of humdrum social realism: just an everyday tale of a maniacal, cashmere-wearing bank robber named Danny Sharp (Jake Gyllenhaal), who plans to steal thirty-two million dollars. The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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17 May 2022

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“Cashmere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for cashmere


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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