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[tahzh, tahj] /tɑʒ, tɑdʒ/
a high, conical cap worn in Muslim countries.
Origin of taj
1850-55; < Arabic tāj < Persian: ‘crown, cap’ Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Then came a few minutes about the beauties of the taj by moonlight.

    The House of Mystery William Henry Irwin
  • If a man possesses the sentiment of form and proportion, the taj will satisfy him.

    East of Suez Frederic Courtland Penfield
  • She is not buried in the taj Mahal, but at Delhi in a humble grave.

    From Egypt to Japan Henry M. Field
  • The great wonder and prize of Agra is, of course, the taj Mahal.

    A Tour of the Missions Augustus Hopkins Strong
  • In every detail the taj satisfies the eye, with the single exception of the work on the minarets.

    The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch
British Dictionary definitions for taj


a tall conical cap worn as a mark of distinction by Muslims
Word Origin
via Arabic from Persian: crown, crest
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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