serape

serape

[suh-rah-pee]
noun
a blanketlike shawl or wrap, often of brightly colored wool, as worn in Latin America.
Also, sarape.


Origin:
1825–35, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish sarape

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serape (səˈrɑːpɪ)
 
n
1.  a blanket-like shawl often of brightly-coloured wool worn by men in Latin America
2.  a large shawl worn around the shoulders by women as a fashion garment
 
[C19 Mexican Spanish]

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serape
type of shawl, 1834, from Mex.Sp. sarape, probably from Nahuatl, but exact source difficult to identify source because there is no -r- sound in Nahuatl.
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