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[yoo-kah-tah] /yʊˈkɑ tɑ/
noun, plural yukata.
a Japanese dressing gown or lounging robe of soft, lightweight cotton.
1815-25; < Japanese: literally, a bathrobe, shortened form of yu-katabira, equivalent to yu hot water + kata side + -bira, combining form of hira (earlier fira, *pira) flat thing Unabridged
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comfortable cotton kimono decorated with stencil-dyed patterns usually in shades of indigo, worn by Japanese men and women. The yukata was originally designed as a nightgown and for wear in the home after a bath

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