from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of djellaba.
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A smiling man wearing a beige galabia and a simple turban greeted them.
Standing tall in a loose, flowing galabia and white head wrap, Ibrahim looks somehow wizardly, maybe capable of vaporizing slackers with a cast from the long, intimidating stick-wand he keeps clutched behind his back.
"Actually, no, this doesn't happen all the time," he said, lowering himself to a more comfortable position on the floor, gathering his galabia in close around his folded legs.
He was wearing a black galabia that might have seemed far too warm for the high temperatures, but Jenny knew the garment was more effective in preserving body moisture than a lighter fabric, which would have allowed the moisture to evaporate.
His forearms and hands - all that appeared from the long sleeves of his galabia - were thin, his fingernails long and cracked.
Turning, she saw an Arab in a tan galabia heading toward her.
Jovial, pot-bellied Faris joked with international journalists throughout, chain-smoking so hard that ash was permanently falling down his once-pristine galabia.