[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.
The rebozo was flung out on the wind so that it unfolded, and he was spreading it about her.
Together they drew the rebozo about them like a little tent.
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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