from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A loose, usually black robe worn by Muslim women that covers the body from head to toe.
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- n. A loose robe, made from a single cloth, worn as a combination head covering, veil and shawl by Muslim women, especially in Iran.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim and Hindu women
Urdu chādar, cover, cloth, from Persian, screen, tent, from Sanskrit chattram, screen, parasol; see chuddar.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Persian چادر (čâdor), from Sanskrit छत्त्र (chattra) (Wiktionary)