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bayadere

[bahy-uh-deer, -der] /ˈbaɪ əˌdɪər, -ˌdɛr/
noun
1.
a fabric with horizontal stripes of brilliant colors.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < French: a professional female dancer of India < Portuguese bailadeira, feminine of bailador dancer (baila(r) to dance (see ball2) + -dor < Latin -tor -tor); apparently in reference to the fabrics worn by such dancers
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British Dictionary definitions for bayadere

bayadere

/ˌbaɪəˈdɪə; -ˈdɛə/
noun
1.
a dancing girl, esp one serving in a Hindu temple
2.
a fabric or design with horizontal stripes, esp of a bright colour
adjective
3.
(of fabric, etc) having horizontal stripes
Word Origin
C18: via French from Portuguese bailadeira dancing girl, from bailar to dance, from Latin ballāre; see ball²
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