or oblong dress
of wool, cotton, silk, or another textile
or netted fabric, used, especially by women, as a loose covering
for the neck
and shoulders. India shawl, a kind
of wealthy shawl
made in India from the wool
of the Cashmere goat. It is woven in pieces, which are sewed together.
Shawl goat, the Cashmere goat.
Origin: For. & Hind. Shal: cf. F. Chale.
Source: Websters Vocabulary