Definition of cashmere in English:

cashmere

Line breaks: cash|mere
Pronunciation: /kaʃˈmɪə
 
, ˈkaʃmɪə
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
  • 1Fine, soft wool, originally that from the Kashmir goat.
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    • I do not have experience dyeing wool, cashmere, angora, or other similar hair fibers, so I cannot speak directly.
    • The Alpaca fleece is soft as cashmere but warmer, lighter and stronger than wool and it comes in many natural colours.
    • There are dyes for wool & cashmere that generally require hot water - even on top of the stove application.
  • 1.1Woollen material made from or resembling cashmere: [as modifier]: a cashmere jumper
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    • Her woollen coats and cashmere dresses were technically brilliant.
    • A medium height woman with bright and vivid red hair, and gray eyes, dressed in a light blue cashmere sweater and blue denim jeans, came to stand before me, hand thrust forwards in greeting.
    • Be warned, as simple as cashmere sweaters may look, they can come with a serious price tag.

Origin

late 17th century: an early spelling of Kashmir.

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