madras definition

  • noun:
    • A cotton cloth of fine surface, typically with a plaid, striped, or inspected structure.
    • A silk, usually striped, fabric.
    • A light cotton fiber fabric useful for drapery.
    • the same cloth of rayon.
    • a sizable handkerchief of vibrant colored silk or cotton, often used as a turban.
    • a brightly colored cotton fabric with a checked or striped pattern.
    • a big silk-and-cotton kerchief, often of brilliant colors, like those frequently utilized by negroes for turbans.
    • A light patterned cotton fiber material.
    • a big handkerchief of silk and cotton, generally in bright colors, employed by the negroes within the west-india islands and elsewhere for turbans, etc.
    • A thin cotton fabric, typically corded or figured, useful for tops, etc.
    • a light designed cotton cloth
    • circumstances in southeastern Asia on Bay of Bengal (south of Andhra Pradesh); previously Madras
    • a city in Tamil Nadu from the Bay of Bengal; formerly Madras

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