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.