terai

noun
te·rai | \tə-ˈrī \

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

Tarai, lowland belt of India

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