djellaba

noun djel·la·ba \ jə-ˈlä-bə \
variants: or less commonly djellabah

Definition of djellaba

: a long loose garment with full sleeves and a hood

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Origin and Etymology of djellaba

French, from Arabic jallāba, jallābīya


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