dhaman

dhaman

[dah-muhn]
noun
a large, harmless, colubrid snake, Ptyas mucosus, of southern Asia, the skin of which is used in making shoes, purses, and other items.

Origin:
1875–80; < Hindi dhāman; compare Sanskrit dharmaṇa a kind of snake

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To dhaman
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: dhal
Next Definition: dhamar
Words Near: dhaman
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for dhaman
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing dhaman
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature