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madras

noun ma·dras \ˈma-drəs; mə-ˈdras, -ˈdräs\

Definition of MADRAS

1
:  a large silk or cotton kerchief usually of bright colors that is often worn as a turban
2
a :  a fine plain-woven shirting and dress fabric usually of cotton with varied designs (as plaid) in bright colors or in white
b :  a light open usually cotton fabric with a heavy design used for curtains

Examples of MADRAS

  1. <an Indian woman wearing a madras in bright yellow>

Origin of MADRAS

Madras, India
First Known Use: circa 1830

Related to MADRAS

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

Madras

geographical name Ma·dras \mə-ˈdras, -ˈdräs\

Definition of MADRAS

1
— see tamil nadu
2
or Chen·nai \ˈche-ˌnī\ city & port S India of Tamil Nadu pop 4,216,268
Ma·drasi \-ˈdra-sē, -ˈdrä-\ noun

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