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[kah-der] /ˈkɑ dər/
a handloomed plain-weave cotton fabric produced in India.
Also, khadi
[kah-dee] /ˈkɑ di/ (Show IPA)
Origin of khaddar
1920-25; < Hindi khādar Unabridged
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  • One must see to believe how venerable the old Patels and Deshmukhs looked when dressed in home-spun khadi.

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  • How to kill swadeshi—We are familiar with the official ban put upon the khadi cap in various parts of India.

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  • Moreover, the cloth best suited for the three seasons of India is khadi.

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  • If they spin during those hours and have the yarn woven and wear it, no mill-made cloth can compete with their khadi.

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  • khadi can enable its wearer to withstand the cold of an average winter as even wool cannot.

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  • They are apparently divided into three endogamous sections, named Holodia, Bolodia, and khadi.

British Dictionary definitions for khadi


a cotton cloth of plain weave, produced in India
Word Origin
from Hindi khādar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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