noun \əˈbi(ə)r\

Definition of abir




  1. :  a perfumed red powder used at the Holi festival

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Origin and Etymology of abir

borrowed from Hindi abīr (Urdu ʽabīr) “mixture of perfumes compounded with saffron,” borrowed from Persian ʽabīr “perfume mixture,” borrowed from Arabic, “fragrance, perfume”

First Known Use: 1799

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