Ma*dras" (?), n. [So named after Madras, a city and presidency of India.]

A large silk-and- cotton kerchief, usually of bright colors, such as those often used by negroes for turbans.

A black woman in blue cotton gown, red-and-yellow madras turban . . . crouched against the wall. G. W. Cable.

 

© Webster 1913.

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