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chador

[chuhd-er] /ˈtʃʌd ər/
noun
1.
the traditional garment of Muslim and Hindu women, consisting of a long, usually black or drab-colored cloth or veil that envelops the body from head to foot and covers all or part of the face.
Also, chadar, chaddar, chuddar.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Hindi < Persian chaddar, chādur veil, sheet
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British Dictionary definitions for chadar

chador

/ˈtʃʌdə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of chuddar
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chador

n.

"cloth worn as a shawl by Muslim women," from Persian chadar "tent, mantle, scarf, veil, sheet, table-cloth."

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