djellabah, jellaba or jellabah

/ (ˈdʒɛləbə) /

  1. a kind of loose cloak with a hood, worn by men esp in North Africa and the Middle East

Origin of djellaba

from Arabic jallabah

Words Nearby djellaba

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How to use djellaba in a sentence

  • He wore a fine linen djellaba of dazzling whiteness, and carried a scarlet geranium in his hand.

    Morocco | S.L. Bensusan
  • He wore a white djellaba and a pair of new slippers, and was probably more dangerous than any disease he aided and abetted.

    Morocco | S.L. Bensusan
  • Upon the nethermost of these sat an aged, bearded Jew in a black djellaba, his head swathed in a coloured kerchief.

    The Sea-Hawk | Raphael Sabatini