from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A long outer garment worn by both sexes of Mohammedans of the better class.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long outer garment, usually of cloth, similar to the caftan, but with shorter sleeves and open in front, worn by respectable Mohammedans in Egypt, Arabia, and Hindustan.
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