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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cashmere  \Cash"mere\,  n. 
  1.  A  rich  stuff  for  shawls,  scarfs,  etc.,  originally  made  in 
  Cashmere  from  the  soft  wool  found  beneath  the  hair  of  the 
  goats  of  Cashmere,  Thibet,  and  the  Himalayas.  Some 
  cashmere,  of  fine  quality,  is  richly  embroidered  for  sale 
  to  Europeans. 
 
  2.  A  dress  fabric  made  of  fine  wool,  or  of  fine  wool  and 
  cotton,  in  imitation  of  the  original  cashmere. 
 
  {Cashmere  shawl},  a  rich  and  costly  shawl  made  of  cashmere; 
  --  often  called  {camel's-hair  shawl}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cashmere 
  n  1:  a  soft  fabric  made  from  the  wool  of  the  Cashmere  goat 
  2:  the  wool  of  the  Kashmir  goat 
  3:  an  area  in  southwestern  Asia  whose  sovereignty  is  disputed 
  between  Pakistan  and  India  [syn:  {Kashmir},  {Cashmere}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cashmere,  WA  (city,  FIPS  10495) 
  Location:  47.51837  N,  120.46761  W 
  Population  (1990):  2544  (1057  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  98815 




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