one of a long-haired breed of goat raised in Tibet and the higher elevations of China, the Indian subcontinent, Afghanistan, and Turkey for its meat, milk, and cashmere wool.
a Himalayan breed of goat having an undercoat of silky wool from which cashmere wool is obtained
Kashmir. Historical Examples The Maharajah has ordered specimens of every kind of cashmerian product to be got ready without delay. Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. VII, December 1850, Vol. II Various We took the opportunity to speak to the Regent and the cashmerian governor, of the geographical knowledge of the Europeans. Travels in Tartary, Thibet, […]
cassimere. a twill-weave, worsted suiting fabric, often with a striped pattern. noun a variant spelling of cassimere noun a woollen suiting cloth of plain or twill weave
masc. proper name, from Medieval Latin Casimirus from Polish Kazimierz, literally “proclaimer of peace,” from kazać “to preach” + mir “peace” (see Mir). Historical Examples Paris had brought the sweet hours and the gracious memory of casimir de Savres. Sophy of Kravonia Anthony Hope casimir gave the foreman a short nod, but did not say […]
- Casimir effect
casimir effect Casimir effect (kāz’ə-mîr’) The effect of a net attractive force between objects in a vacuum, caused by quantum mechanical vacuum fluctuations creating radiation pressure. The radiation can be thought of as an atmosphere of virtual particles. The amount of radiation pressure on the objects is decreased in the gap between them, due to […]