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houri

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noun hou·ri \ˈhu̇r-ē, ˈhü-rē\

Definition of houri

  1. 1 :  one of the beautiful maidens that in Muslim belief live with the blessed in paradise

  2. 2 :  a voluptuously beautiful young woman



Origin and Etymology of houri

French, from Persian hūri, from Arabic ḥūrīya


First Known Use: 1737

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