turban

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noun tur·ban \ˈtər-bən\

Definition of turban

  1. 1 :  a headdress worn chiefly in countries of the eastern Mediterranean and southern Asia consisting of a long cloth that is wrapped around a cap (as by Muslims) or directly around the head (as by Sikhs and Hindus)

  2. 2 :  a headdress resembling a turban; specifically :  a woman's close-fitting hat without a brim

  3. 3 :  a rolled stuffed fillet of fish turban of sole

turbaned

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turbanned

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Origin and Etymology of turban

Middle French turbant, from Italian turbante, from Turkish tülbent, from Persian dulband


TURBAN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of turban for English Language Learners

  • : a head covering that is worn especially by men in some parts of the Middle East and in southern Asia and that is made of a long cloth wrapped around the head


TURBAN Defined for Kids

turban

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noun tur·ban \ˈtər-bən\

Definition of turban for Students

  1. 1 :  a head covering worn especially by Muslims and made of a long cloth wrapped around the head or around a cap

  2. 2 :  a woman's small soft hat with no brim



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