chowrie

noun
chow·​rie
variants: or less commonly cauri or chauri \ ˈchau̇rē \
plural -s

Definition of chowrie

: a whisk to keep off flies that is used in the East especially as a mark of rank

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History and Etymology for chowrie

Hindi carũrī, from Sanskrit camara yak, yak tail employed as whisk

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“Chowrie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chowrie. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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