variants or less commonly pashim
or pashmina
plural -s
: the under fleece of upland goats of Kashmir and the Punjab that was formerly used locally for the production of rugs and shawls but is now largely exported

Word History


pashm, pashim from Persian pashm wool; pashmina from Persian pashmīn woolen, from pashm

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pashm was in 1843

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“Pashm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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