from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A plain or twilled woolen cloth used for suits.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Obsolete spelling of cashmere.
  • n. A thin, lightweight twilled woolen fabric, also spelled kerseymere.
  • n. An inexpensive version of this fabric, made with a cotton warp and a wool weft.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A thin, twilled, woolen cloth, used for men's garments.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woolen cloth about 30 inches in width, used for men's wear; specifically, a twilled cloth of the above description, used principally for trousers.


Variant of cashmere.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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