cash·​mere | \ ˈkazh-ˌmir, 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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Thread count does not take the quality of the fabric into account, however, meaning sheets made from burlap could have the same thread count as those manufactured from cashmere. Jodi Helmer, ELLE Decor, "Beddings Basics," 19 Oct. 2011 This sweater is made from Inner Mongolian cashmere, which is considered the best in the industry. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "This $99 Cashmere Sweater from L.L.Bean is a Total Steal," 17 Dec. 2018 Though best known for their ultrasoft (and ultraexpensive) cashmere, the label’s cotton shirts are equally supple. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "The Chambray Shirt: Why Every Man Needs This All-American Staple," 3 July 2018 The textures of silk, velvet, cashmere, and embroidery enliven the room. Jen Renzi, House Beautiful, "Transforming a Traditional Tudor into a Youthful Family Home," 15 Jan. 2014 The rest of us generally need a little more help, usually in the form of prescription pharmaceuticals, 1-2 miniature bottles of cheap chardonnay, or a swath of thick cashmere and something lavender scented. Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Travel Kits that Will Actually Help You Sleep on a Plane," 22 Mar. 2018 There’s 50% off all coats, cashmere, boots, designer jeans, and Vince sweaters. Glamour, "All The Black Friday Fashion Deals You Need to Know," 22 Nov. 2018 The Row super 180s cashmere and wool mohair gabardine suits, $4,600 and $4,200, The Row, 17 East 71st Street, New York Photo: Ethan James Green for WSJ. Christina Binkley, WSJ, "Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row Launches Menswear," 27 Aug. 2018 Lead image credits: Chanel cashmere and wool dress, $2,300 at 15 E. 57th St. Jennifer Fisher hoop earrings, $450 at Jennifer Fisher. Allison P. Davis, The Cut, "Jorja Smith Hopes She Isn’t Boring You," 7 June 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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The first known use of cashmere was in 1684

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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, 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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