- a fabric with horizontal stripes of brilliant colors.
Origin of bayadere
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We also honored with our presence the bayadere communities, where only women dwell.Told by the Death's Head
Bayadere, a dancing-girl in India, dressed in loose Eastern costume.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Edited by Rev. James Wood
And Bettina, the bayadere, who imitates Mignon's egg-dance, has nothing whatever to do with work.
The reflection of a greater thing claimed her and taught her, held her like a bayadere in a temple court.Foes
Close by, a mat, as pretty as the bayadere who once lay upon it, still gave out a faint scent of sandal wood.The Magic Skin
Honore de Balzac
- a dancing girl, esp one serving in a Hindu temple
- a fabric or design with horizontal stripes, esp of a bright colour
- (of fabric, etc) having horizontal stripes
C18: via French from Portuguese bailadeira dancing girl, from bailar to dance, from Latin ballāre; see ball ²
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