noun ba·ya·dere \ˈbī-ə-ˌdir, -ˌder\

Definition of bayadere

  1. :  a fabric with horizontal stripes in strongly contrasted colors

Origin and Etymology of bayadere

borrowed from French bayadère, attributive use of bayadère “professional female dancer in India,” borrowed from Portuguese bailhadera “female dancer,” derivative of bailhar “to dance,” going back to Late Latin ballāre — more at 3ball

First Known Use: 1851

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