variants or less commonly bursattee
plural -s
: East Indian cutaneous habronemiasis of the horse especially prevalent in the rainy season
India : a waterproof cloak or coat

Word History


Hindi barsātī of the rainy season, from barsāt the rainy season, from Sanskrit varṣārātri, from varṣati it rains; akin to Greek arrhēn male

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“Bursati.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bursati. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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