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izar

[ih-zahr]
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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
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Historical Examples

  • 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.