madras

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

Definition of madras

  1. 1 :  a large silk or cotton kerchief usually of bright colors that is often worn as a turban

  2. 2 a :  a fine plain-woven shirting and dress fabric usually of cotton with varied designs (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


First Known Use: circa 1830


Madras

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

Definition of Madras

  1. 1 — see tamil nadu

  2. 2 or Chennai play \ˈche-ˌnī\ city & port S India ∗ of Tamil Nadu pop 4,216,268

Madrasi

play \-ˈdra-sē, -ˈdrä-\ noun

MADRAS Defined for English Language Learners


Madras

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

Definition of Madras for English Language Learners

  • : city in India


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