Definition of pashmina
: a fine wool similar to cashmere made from the undercoat of domestic Himalayan goats; also : a shawl made from this wool
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A seven-year-old was offered a pashmina from a humidor.
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Origin and Etymology of pashmina
Persian, from pashmin woolen, from pashm wool
First Known Use: 1850See Words from the same year
PASHMINA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pashmina for English Language Learners
: a kind of fine, soft wool from Asia
: a long piece of clothing made from pashmina and worn around a woman's neck
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