from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Fine, downy wool growing beneath the outer hair of feral Himalayan goats.
  • n. A soft fabric made of this wool.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a goat, native to Kashmir
  • n. the fine wool that grows under the hair of this animal
  • n. a soft fabric made from this wool

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as Pushmina.


Persian pashmīne, woolen garment, pashmina, from pashmīn, made of wool, from pashm, wool, down.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Persian پشمینه (pašmine). (Wiktionary)



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