madras

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

Definition of madras

  1. 1 :  a large silk or cotton kerchief usually of bright colors that is often worn as a turban

  2. 2a :  a fine plain-woven shirting and dress fabric usually of cotton with varied designs (such as plaid) in bright colors or in whiteb :  a light open usually cotton fabric with a heavy design used for curtains

Examples of madras in a Sentence

  1. an Indian woman wearing a madras in bright yellow

Origin and Etymology of madras

Madras, India


First Known Use: circa 1830


Madras

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

Definition of Madras

  1. 1 — see tamil nadu

  2. 2 or Chennaiplay \ˈche-ˌnī\ city and port on the Bay of Bengal in southern India population 4,646,732 Madras serves as capital of the state of Tamil Nadu.

Madrasi

play \-ˈdra-sē, -ˈdrä-\ noun

MADRAS Defined for English Language Learners

Madras

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

Definition of Madras for English Language Learners

  • : city in India


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