Definition of madras
1 : a large silk or cotton kerchief usually of bright colors that is often worn as a turban
2a : a fine plain-woven shirting and dress fabric usually of cotton with varied designs (such as plaid) in bright colors or in whiteb : a light open usually cotton fabric with a heavy design used for curtains
Examples of madras in a Sentence
an Indian woman wearing a madras in bright yellow
Recent Examples of madras from the Web
Madras expects as many as 100,000 skywatchers to pack into the city and its immediate surroundings Aug. 21 when the moon passes briefly in front of the sun, turning day into night for just about two minutes.
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Origin and Etymology of madras
First Known Use: circa 1830See Words from the same year
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Definition of Madras for English Language Learners
: city in India
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