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saree

[sahr-ee] /ˈsɑr i/
noun
1.
sari.
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sari

/ˈsɑːrɪ/
noun (pl) -ris, -rees
1.
the traditional dress of women of India, Pakistan, etc, consisting of a very long narrow piece of cloth elaborately swathed around the body
Word Origin
C18: from Hindi sārī, from Sanskrit śātī
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Encyclopedia Article for saree

principal outer garment of women of the Indian subcontinent, consisting of a piece of often brightly coloured, frequently embroidered, silk, cotton, or, in recent years, synthetic cloth five to seven yards long. It is worn wrapped around the body with the end left hanging or used over the head as a hood.

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