izar

[ ih-zahr ]
/ ɪˈzɑr /

noun

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

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Origin of izar

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