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topee

[toh-pee, toh-pee] /toʊˈpi, ˈtoʊ pi/
noun
1.
(in India) a lightweight helmet or sun hat made from the pith of the sola plant.
Also, topi.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Hindi ṭopī hat
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topee

/ˈtəʊpiː; -pɪ/
noun (pl) -pees, -pis
1.
another name for pith helmet
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi topī hat
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