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pugree

[ puhg-ree ]
/ ˈpʌg ri /
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noun
a light turban worn in India.
a scarf of silk or cotton, usually colored or printed, wound round a hat or helmet and falling down behind as a protection against the sun.Compare havelock.
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Origin of pugree

First recorded in 1655–65, pugree is from the Hindi word pagṛī turban
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How to use pugree in a sentence

  • She was dressed in white, and in the pugree of her helmet was the one touch of color, Rajah's blue feather.

    Parrot & Co.|Harold MacGrath
  • He was a strange-looking old man, with a white beard and a small badly-rolled pugree.

    Mr. Isaacs|F. Marion Crawford
  • He had left his helmet behind him, and wore only a khaki pugree with a khaki 'kula' in the centre of it.

    To Lhassa at Last|Powell Millington
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