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pugree

[puhg-ree] /ˈpʌg ri/
noun
1.
a light turban worn in India.
2.
a scarf of silk or cotton, usually colored or printed, wound round a hat or helmet and falling down behind as a protection against the sun.
Compare havelock.
Also, pugaree, puggaree.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Hindi pagṛī turban
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puggree

/ˈpʌɡrɪ/
noun
1.
the usual Indian word for turban
2.
a scarf, usually pleated, around the crown of some hats, esp sun helmets
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi pagrī, from Sanskrit parikara
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