terai

noun
te·​rai | \ tə-ˈrī How to pronounce terai (audio) \

Definition of terai

: a wide-brimmed double felt sun hat worn especially in subtropical regions

First Known Use of terai

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for terai

by ellipsis from Terai hat, after Terai, Tarai (Hindi Tarāī, Nepali Taraī), grassland and marsh belt between the Himalayan foothills and the plains of the Indus and Ganges

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“Terai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terai. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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