from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light thin fabric, generally cotton or rayon, with a crinkled surface and a usually striped pattern.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thin, all-cotton fabric, commonly striped, used to make clothing for summer wear.
- n. An article made from such fabric.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A light fabric, originally made in the East Indies, of silk and linen, usually having alternating stripes, and a slightly craped or puckered surface; also, a cotton fabric of similar appearance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thin linen fabric, usually imported from the East Indies, though sometimes imitated in Europe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a light puckered fabric (usually striped)
Hindi sīrsakar, from Persian shīroshakar : shīr, milk (from Middle Persian) + o, and (from Middle Persian u, from Old Persian utā) + shakar, sugar (from Sanskrit śarkarā, from the resemblance of its smooth and rough stripes to the smooth surface of milk and bumpy texture of sugar).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindi शीर - शक्कर (śīr-śakkar), from Persian شیر و شکر (shir-o shekar), meaning 'milk and sugar'. (Wiktionary)