topee

topee

[toh-pee, toh-pee]
noun
(in India) a lightweight helmet or sun hat made from the pith of the sola plant.
Also, topi.


Origin:
1825–35; < Hindi ṭopī hat

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topee or topi (ˈtəʊpiː, -pɪ, ˈtəʊpiː, -pɪ)
 
n , pl -pees, -pis
another name for pith helmet
 
[C19: from Hindi topī hat]
 
topi or topi
 
n
 
[C19: from Hindi topī hat]

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