izar


izar

izar [ih-zahr] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a long, usually white cotton dress that covers the body completely, worn by women of North Africa and the Middle East.

Origin of izar First recorded in 1830–40, izar is from the Arabic word izār Examples from the Web for izar Historical Examples of izar

  • Splendid he was, in his jewelled turban, golden belt, and dress of izar—the gold-embroidered cloth of Mosul.

    God Wills It!

    William Stearns Davis

  • Seating herself beside me, she raised her izar, and I beheld her black eyes.

    Tales of Secret Egypt

    Sax Rohmer

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