Definition of cashmere noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cashmere

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkæʃmɪə(r)//
 
, BrE//ˌkæʃˈmɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæʒmɪr//
 
, NAmE//ˈkæʃmɪr//
 
[uncountable]
 
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fine soft wool made from the long hair of a type of goat, used especially for making expensive clothes a cashmere sweater The scarf is 70% cashmere. Word Origin late 17th cent.: an early spelling of Kashmir. Kashmir goats are a Himalayan breed of goat with fine, soft wool, which is used to make cashmere.
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