- madonna and child,
- madonna lily,
- madras states,
- madre de dios,
Origin of madras
Examples from the Web for madras
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.
We were to use the word 'Madras' as a sign that we were the parties to whom they were consigned.The Tiger of Mysore|G. A. Henty
Ingredients same as for Madras Curry, No. 4 but not the quantity.The Curry Cook's Assistant|Daniel Santiagoe
In the city of Madras, they are the principal vendors of all sorts of imported articles.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
Finally, the peace of Aix-la-Chapelle settled the enmity of the two nations for a time, and Madras was handed back to us.Jones of the 64th|F. S. (Frederick Sadleir) Brereton
When they arrived at Madras, my fair friend, whom I shall call Emily, was not long without admirers.
- a strong fine cotton or silk fabric, usually with a woven stripe
- (as modifier)madras cotton
Word Origin for madras
1833, in reference to the former Indian state of Madras (modern Chennai, a Tamil name), from which this type of bright-colored muslin cloth was exported. The British fort there dates from 1639; the name sometimes is said to be from Sanskrit mandra, a god of the underworld, but perhaps rather from Arabic madrasa "school" or Portuguese Madre (de Deus).