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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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 A seven-year-old was offered a pashmina from a humidor. Shauna Lyon, The New Yorker, "Per Se’s Seven-Course Kids’ Menu," 6 Mar. 2017

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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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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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