[ri-boh-soh, -zoh; Spanish re-baw-thaw, -saw]
- a long woven scarf, often of fine material, worn over the head and shoulders by Spanish and Mexican women.
Origin of rebozo
1800–10; < Spanish: scarf, shawl, equivalent to re- re- + bozo muzzle
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Examples from the Web for rebozo
She made the design as a comment on the comforting nature of wrapping oneself in a rebozo.
Photographs by Lourdes Almeida explore the meaning of the style in which a rebozo is worn.
Made from Japanese paper and thread, her rebozo is a critique of the condition of the planet and human behavior, the artist said.
In some states, a rebozo is given instead of a wedding ring.
Together they drew the rebozo about them like a little tent.
The rebozo was flung out on the wind so that it unfolded, and he was spreading it about her.
An Indian mother passes by, her baby caught in the folds of her rebozo.On the Mexican Highlands
William Seymour Edwards
I would joyfully give my life to see but a corner of her rebozo (veil).The Bee Hunters
The rebozo is worn over the head and shoulders, with the ends thrown back over the left shoulder.
- a long wool or linen scarf covering the shoulders and head, worn by Latin American women
C19: from Spanish: shawl, from rebozar to muffle
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