rumal

noun ru·mal \(ˈ)rü¦mäl\
variants: or

romal

\rōˈm-\

Definition of rumal

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a usually silk plainwoven Indian fabric used for dresses and handkerchiefs

  2. 2 :  an often checked cotton or silk kerchief used as a scarf and in India as a headdress by men

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Origin and Etymology of rumal

Hindi rūmāl, from Persian, from face + māl wiper


First Known Use: 1622


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