- one of the beautiful virgins provided in paradise for all faithful Muslims.
Origin of houri
Examples from the Web for houris
By that good lady the Houris are said to be held in deficient esteem.The Devil's Dictionary
Abdullah Ben Osman's mouth will be closed by the kisses of houris.Dreamers of the Ghetto
The Houris and the females are exempted from the infirmities of their sex.The Faith of Islam
For there is no Saki to do it, either here or with the houris.Edward FitzGerald and "Posh"
My houris are making progress, and their education is improving.French and Oriental Love in a Harem
- (in Muslim belief) any of the nymphs of Paradise
- any alluring woman
Word Origin and History for houris
"nymph of Muslim paradise," 1737, from French houri (1650s), from Persian huri "nymph in Paradise," from Arabic haura "to be beautifully dark-eyed," like a gazelle + -i, Persian formative element denoting the singular.