sari

or sa·ree

[ sahr-ee ]
/ ˈsɑr i /

noun, plural sa·ris.

a garment worn by Hindu women, consisting of a long piece of cotton or silk wrapped around the body with one end draped over the head or over one shoulder.

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Origin of sari

1570–80; <Hindi sāṛī<Sanskrit śāṭī
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British Dictionary definitions for sari

sari

saree

/ (ˈsɑːrɪ) /

noun plural -ris or -rees

the traditional dress of women of India, Pakistan, etc, consisting of a very long narrow piece of cloth elaborately swathed around the body

Word Origin for sari

C18: from Hindi sārī, from Sanskrit śātī
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