pash·​mi·​na | \ ˌpəsh-ˈmē-nə How to pronounce pashmina (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web If not, try it with a table cloth, scarf, or pashmina. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "15 Ways You Can Make Your Bedroom More Relaxing Right Now," 31 Mar. 2020 And is that an elegant pashmina scarf wrapped around the scientist’s narrow shoulders? Anna Kuchment, Dallas News, "If women scientists wore fake facial hair, would men take them more seriously?," 24 Feb. 2020 No guard hairs were apparent to the naked eye, perhaps because of the preponderance of pashmina in the weave. National Geographic, "A rare antelope is being killed to make $20,000 scarves," 24 Apr. 2019 As the temperature dipped, guests unraveled the yellow pashminas placed beneath the table. Ian Malone, Vogue, "Solid & Striped and Re/Done Hosted a Tie Dye Party in Montauk—Summer has Arrived," 28 May 2019 The contents of her carry-on include the requisite travel documents, her passport (which is encased in a Smythson passport holder), a Chopard ballpoint pen, a D.Porthault boudoir pillow, and an oversized pashmina which also serves as a blanket. Luzanne Otte, Town & Country, "Patricia Altschul's Very Specific Guide to Traveling in Style," 18 May 2019 For chilly women, there are certainly options beyond the tired pashmina. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, "A Stress-Free Guide to Dressing for Any Wedding," 21 Mar. 2019 From soft flannel coats in Union Square to dramatic, draped cashmere in the Marina to scores of oversize trenches, scarves and pashminas (a perennial in our microclimates) in every neighborhood, Style has observed the trend across the city. Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle, "Blanket dressing a comfort trend for the big chill," 10 Jan. 2018 The Ottoamano shop brings you a great assortment of pashminas from all over Turkey— Karen Fedorko Sefer, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Istanbul," 5 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of pashmina

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pashmina

Persian, from pashmin woolen, from pashm wool

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“Pashmina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pashmina

: 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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