from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long, loose, hooded garment with full sleeves, worn especially in Muslim countries.
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- n. A loose-fitting, ankle-length hooded robe worn by men in North Africa.
French, from Arabic jallābīya, from jallāb, attractive, from jalaba, to bring, fetch; see glb in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French djellaba, from Moroccan Arabic جلابة (jellāba), from جالب (jallb, "attractive") (from جلب (jálaba, "to bring, fetch")). Confer glb in Semitic roots. (Wiktionary)