Meaning of “cashmere” in the English Dictionary


"cashmere" in English

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cashmerenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkæʃ.mɪər/ us /ˈkæʃ.mɪr/

Examples from literature

  • Goats are important because of their special kind of wool, called cashmere. 
  • Mongolian cashmere is sold all over the world. 
  • The money Mongolian herders make each spring from selling the cashmere helps them live for the rest of the year. 
  • A good cashmere would suit very well for a wedding dress. 
  • He stepped forward and grasped her arm, trembling under the cashmere shawl. 
  • Mrs. Murphy smoothed her dark-green cashmere with reverent and caressing hand. 
  • She wore a long, gray cashmere dress, slightly open at her throat, with ruffles of soft, real lace. 
  • She wore a magnificent gown of white Indian cashmere trimmed with swan's-down, and cut square at the bosom. 

(Definition of “cashmere” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cashmere" in American English

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cashmerenoun [ U ]

us /ˈkæʒ·mɪr, ˈkæʃ-/

a type of very soft material that is made from the hair of goats from Kashmir:

a fine cashmere sweater

(Definition of “cashmere” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)