cashmere goat
noun Date: 1850 an Indian goat raised especially for its undercoat of fine soft wool that constitutes the cashmere wool of commerce

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  • Cashmere goat — Cashmere is the fine soft downy winter undercoat found on many goats. This undercoat grows as the day length shortens and is associated with an outer coat of coarse hair, which is present all the year and is called Guard Hair. Most common goat… …   Wikipedia

  • Cashmere goat — noun Himalayan goat having a silky undercoat highly prized as cashmere wool • Syn: ↑Kashmir goat • Hypernyms: ↑domestic goat, ↑Capra hircus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cashmere goat — Cash′mere goat′ n. zool. mam Kashmir goat …   From formal English to slang

  • Cashmere goat. — See Kashmir goat. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Cashmere wool — Cashmere wool, usually simply known as cashmere, and sometimes known as Pashmina, is a fiber obtained from the Cashmere goat. The word cashmere derives from an archaic spelling of Kashmir . Cashmere wool is fine in texture, and it is also strong …   Wikipedia

  • Cashmere — may refer to: * Kashmir, a territory between India and Pakistan ** Cashmere wool, wool from the Cashmere goat * Cashmere, New Zealand, a suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand * Cashmere, Queensland, a suburb of Brisbane, Australia * Cashmere,… …   Wikipedia

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  • cashmere — /kazh mear, kash /, n. 1. the fine, downy wool at the roots of the hair of the Kashmir goat. 2. a garment made of this wool. 3. a yarn made from this wool. 4. a wool or cashmere fabric of plain or twill weave. Also, kashmir. [1815 25; named after …   Universalium

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