Definition of cashmere in English:


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Pronunciation: /kaʃˈmɪə
, ˈkaʃmɪə


[mass noun]
1Fine, soft wool, originally that from the Kashmir goat.
More example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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.


late 17th century: an early spelling of Kashmir.

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