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From Persian پشمینه (pašmine).


pashmina (plural pashminas)

  1. A Cashmere; a goat native to Kashmir.
  2. Cashmere: the fine wool that grows under the hair of this goat.
  3. Cashmere: a soft fabric made from this wool.
    • 2004 Monika Fagerholm, Translator Kathleen Tucker,The American Girl, Other Press 2009, p.66:
      Pashmina was invented more than four hundred years ago when Nur Jaban, wife of the Emperor Jehangir, asked her weavers to present a woolen fabric that was "as light as a cloud but as warm as a tender embrace."