bayadere

noun
ba·​ya·​dere | \ ˈbī-ə-ˌdir How to pronounce bayadere (audio) , -ˌder \

Definition of bayadere

: a fabric with horizontal stripes in strongly contrasted colors

First Known Use of bayadere

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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 ball entry 3

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“Bayadere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bayadere. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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