Bar"ra*can (?), n. [F. baracan, bouracan (cf. Pr. barracan, It. baracane, Sp. barragan, Pg. barregana, LL. barracanus), fr. Ar. barrakan a kind of black gown, perh. fr. Per. barak a garment made of camel's hair.]

A thick, strong stuff, somewhat like camlet; -- still used for outer garments in the Levant.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.