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bayadere

[ bahy-uh-deer, -der ]
/ ˈbaɪ əˌdɪər, -ˌdɛr /
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noun

a fabric with horizontal stripes of brilliant colors.

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Origin of bayadere

1855–60; <French: a professional female dancer of India <Portuguese bailadeira, feminine of bailador dancer (baila(r) to dance (see ball2) + -dor<Latin -tor-tor); apparently in reference to the fabrics worn by such dancers

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British Dictionary definitions for bayadere

bayadere
/ (ˌbaɪəˈdɪə, -ˈdɛə) /

noun

a dancing girl, esp one serving in a Hindu temple
a fabric or design with horizontal stripes, esp of a bright colour

adjective

(of fabric, etc) having horizontal stripes

Word Origin for bayadere

C18: via French from Portuguese bailadeira dancing girl, from bailar to dance, from Latin ballāre; see ball ²
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