from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long cotton outer garment, usually white, traditionally worn by Muslim women.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A garment worn by Moslems.
- n. [capitalized] A very yellow star, of magnitude 2.6, on the right thigh of Boötes in the waist-cloth, called by the astronomers ε Boötæ. See cut under Boötes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a voluminous cotton outer garment (usually white) traditionally worn by Muslim women of northern Africa and the Middle East; covers the entire body
Arabic 'izār, covering, izar; see אzr in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)