Origin of madras
Words nearby madras
Other definitions for madras (2 of 2)
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Outnumbered five to one in Britain, Scots made up 60 percent of the merchants in Bengal, Calcutta and Madras.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, of course, no warm weather spot would be without his infamous Adidas slip-on sandals and a pair of madras shorts.Look What Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Wore On Their Hawaiian Vacation|Isabel Wilkinson|April 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Naan dunked in matzoh ball soup, served by a Yiddish-speaking waiter from Madras.
The larger boats of the natives struck me as very remarkable, and differed entirely from those I saw at Madras.
In the Madras case the first class fare is over five times as much as the third class fare.Third class in Indian railways|Mahatma Gandhi
Today we perceived the low ranges of the Rajmahal Hills, the first we had seen since we left Madras.
Through the mists I could see a way, even if I failed to find Madras and arrange another surprising situation.
I had promised Madras never to let her know that he was alive, but I would break the promise if Madras himself did not come.
British Dictionary definitions for madras (1 of 2)
- a strong fine cotton or silk fabric, usually with a woven stripe
- (as modifier)madras cotton