madras

noun ma·dras \ ˈma-drəs ; mə-ˈdras , -ˈdräs \

Definition of madras

1 : a large silk or cotton kerchief usually of bright colors that is often worn as a turban
2 a : a fine plain-woven shirting and dress fabric usually of cotton with varied designs (such as plaid) in bright colors or in white
b : a light open usually cotton fabric with a heavy design used for curtains

Examples of madras in a Sentence

  1. an Indian woman wearing a madras in bright yellow

Origin and Etymology of madras

Madras, India


Madras

geographical name Ma·dras \ mə-ˈdras , -ˈdräs \

Definition of Madras

1 — see tamil nadu
2 or now officially Chennai play \ˈche-ˌnī\ city and port on the Bay of Bengal in southern India population 4,646,732

Madrasi

play \-ˈdra-sē, -ˈdrä-\ noun

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