[ ih-zahr ]
/ ɪˈzɑr /


a long, usually white cotton dress that covers the body completely, worn by women of North Africa and the Middle East.

Nearby words

  1. iykwimaityd,
  2. izabal,
  3. izalco,
  4. izanagi,
  5. izanami,
  6. izard,
  7. izard, ralph,
  8. izba,
  9. izetbegovic,
  10. izetbegović

Origin of izar

First recorded in 1830–40, izar is from the Arabic word izār

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Examples from the Web for izar

  • Splendid he was, in his jewelled turban, golden belt, and dress of izar—the gold-embroidered cloth of Mosul.

    God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis