pash·​mi·​na ˌpəsh-ˈmē-nə How to pronounce pashmina (audio)
: a fine wool similar to cashmere made from the undercoat of domestic Himalayan goats
also : a shawl made from this wool

Examples of pashmina in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many guests had jackets or white pashmina shawls to guard against the 55-degree night. Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times, 9 Dec. 2023 Stow away those wispy pashminas and grab one of the voluminous alternatives that billowed down fall runways, such as Michael Kors’s scarves, whose fringed ends practically tickled the ground. Laura Neilson, WSJ, 1 Dec. 2023 Dress it down with sneakers and a denim jacket or dress it up with sandals and a pashmina. Jill Schildhouse, Travel + Leisure, 25 Apr. 2023 It was also made with especially rich materials: a combination of silk, cotton and pashmina wool. Vanessa H. Larson, Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2023 In the video clip, Smith is seen looking over a tall balcony, wrapped in a pashmina. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 30 Nov. 2022 Andraab was started in 1996 by two brothers from Kashmir, India, Mubashir and Muzakir Andrabi, who wanted to revive the pashmina for a more contemporary customer without sacrificing craftsmanship. Caitie Kelly, New York Times, 25 Nov. 2020 If not, try it with a table cloth, scarf, or pashmina. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 31 Mar. 2020 And is that an elegant pashmina scarf wrapped around the scientist’s narrow shoulders? Anna Kuchment, Dallas News, 24 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History


Persian, from pashmin woolen, from pashm wool

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pashmina was in 1850

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“Pashmina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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