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



BrE BrE//ˈkæʃmɪə(r)//
, BrE//ˌkæʃˈmɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæʒmɪr//
, NAmE//ˈkæʃmɪr//
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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 Originlate 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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