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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, and China Evariste Regis Huc

You wear a cashmerian shawl: you are become a person of substance.
The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan James Morier

Began after breakfast for the first time with a moonshi, a cashmerian Brahmin, with whom I was much pleased.
Henry Martyn Saint and Scholar George Smith

a fine soft wool from goats of the Kashmir area

cloth or knitted material made from this or similar wool
(as modifier): a cashmere sweater

a variant spelling of Kashmir

1680s, “shawl made of cashmere wool,” from the old spelling of Kashmir, Himalayan kingdom where wool was obtained from long-haired goats. As a name for this kind of woolen fabric, favored for shawls, etc., it is attested from 1822.


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