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 (kăzh′mîr′, kăsh′-, kăzh-mîr′, kăsh-)
1. The fine wool of a Cashmere goat.
2. A soft fabric made of this wool or of similar fibers.

[After Cashmere (Kashmir).]
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(ˈkæʃmɪə) or


1. (Textiles) a fine soft wool from goats of the Kashmir area
2. (Textiles)
a. cloth or knitted material made from this or similar wool
b. (as modifier): a cashmere sweater.


(Placename) a variant spelling of Kashmir
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or kash•mir

(ˈkæʒ mɪər, ˈkæʃ-)

1. the fine, downy wool at the roots of the hair of the Kashmir goat.
2. a yarn made from this wool.
3. a fabric made from this or a similar yarn.
[1815–25; after Cashmere]



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A soft fabric made from the hair of goats that live in the Kashmir region.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cashmere - a soft fabric made from the wool of the Cashmere goat
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
2.cashmere - the wool of the Kashmir goat
wool - fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving
3.cashmere - an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and IndiaCashmere - an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India
Harakat ul-Jihad-I-Islami, Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami, HUJI - an extremist militant group in Pakistan occupied Kashmir that seeks an Islamic government and that has had close links and fought with the Taliban in Afghanistan
Line of Control - a 450-mile line that is supposed to indicate the boundary between the part of Kashmir controlled by India and the part controlled by Pakistan
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan - a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Karakoram, Karakoram Range, Karakorum Range, Mustagh, Mustagh Range - a mountain range in northern Kashmir; an extension of the Hindu Kush; contains the 2nd highest peak
Nanga Parbat - a mountain in the Himalayas in Kashmir (26,660 feet high)
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قِماشُ الكَشْميركَشْمِير
len Cashmere


A. Ncachemir m, cachemira f
B. CPDde cachemir, de cachemira
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n (= wool) → cachemire m
modif [coat, cardigan] → en cachemire
a cashmere sweater → un pull en cachemirecash offer noffre f d'achat avec paiement comptantcash payment npaiement m comptantcashpoint [ˈkæʃpɔɪnt] n (British) (= cash dispenser) → distributeur m de billets, distributeur m automatique de billetscash price nprix m au comptantcash register ncaisse f enregistreusecash sale nvente f au comptantcash-strapped [ˈkæʃstræpt] adjà court de liquidités
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nKaschmir m; cashmere (wool)Kaschmirwolle f
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1. ncachemire m inv
2. adjdi cachemire
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(kӕʃˈmiə) , ((American) ˈkӕʒmiər) noun, adjective
(of) a type of material made from fine goats' hair. a cashmere sweater.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


كَشْمِير kašmír kashmir Kaschmir κασμίρ cachemira kashmirvilla cachemire kašmir cashmere カシミヤ 캐시미어 kasjmier kasjmir kaszmir cashmere, caxemira кашемир kaschmirull ขนสัตว์นุ่มที่ได้จากแพะ kaşmir len Cashmere 开士米
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This time it was a great matter that was under discussion, connected with a vessel laden with Turkey carpets, stuffs of the Levant, and cashmeres. It was necessary to find some neutral ground on which an exchange could be made, and then to try and land these goods on the coast of France.
Meanwhile the Indian had turned the horse in such a direction that, before many hours had passed, it had entered a wood close to the capital of the kingdom of Cashmere. Feeling very hungry, and supposing that the princess also might be in want of food, he brought his steed down to the earth, and left the princess in a shady place, on the banks of a clear stream.
She looked demure and pretty, and made a graceful picture in her blue cashmere dress and little blue hat, with a plaid shawl drawn neatly about her shoulders and a clumsy pocket-book in her hand.
Elegant Cashmere Robes; strictly Oriental, very grand; reduced to one pound nineteen-and-sixpence.
She insisted upon Rebecca accepting the white cornelian and the turquoise rings, and a sweet sprigged muslin, which was too small for her now, though it would fit her friend to a nicety; and she determined in her heart to ask her mother's permission to present her white Cashmere shawl to her friend.
She was loosely wrapped in a cashmere dressing-gown of gray-white, embroidered in half-mourning tints, and she wore slippers of the same hue.
She wore a tight, black, cashmere dress, made in the fashion of ten years ago, a little dusty black straw hat trimmed with bows of yellow ribbon, and faded black lace mits.
Miss Sawyer had bought her niece a nice gray squirrel muff and tippet, which was even more unbecoming if possible, than Rebecca's other articles of wearing apparel; but aunt Jane had made her the loveliest dress of green cashmere, a soft, soft green like that of a young leaf.
It was the body of an old man, gorgeously arrayed in the habiliments of a rajah, wearing, as in life, a turban embroidered with pearls, a robe of tissue of silk and gold, a scarf of cashmere sewed with diamonds, and the magnificent weapons of a Hindoo prince.