pashm

noun
\ ˈpəshəm \
variants: or less commonly pashim \ -​ˌshēm \ or pashmina \ ˌpəshˈmēnə How to pronounce pashm (audio) \
plural -s

Definition of pashm

: 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

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First Known Use of pashm

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pashm

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

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“Pashm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pashm. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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