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izar

[ih-zahr]
noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples of 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

  • Seating herself beside me, she raised her izar, and I beheld her black eyes.