a blanketlike shawl or wrap, often of brightly colored wool, as worn in Latin America.
- Also sarape.
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How to use serape in a sentence
The night had turned chill and Clodomiro spread the serape of Doña Jocasta over a heap of flowering greasewood branches.The Treasure Trail | Marah Ellis Ryan
The habiliments of the Pimas are a cotton serape of their own manufacture, a breech-cloth, with sandals of raw-hide or deer-skin.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1 | Hubert Howe Bancroft
Manuela will bring your clothes when they are dried and mended; meantime, shift for yourself in Pepito's serape and calzas.The Crusade of the Excelsior | Bret Harte
Although the night was warm, he covered his head with a serape for protection from insects and wandering animals.
Early in the morning he was awakened by a twitching at his blanket and, raising the serape, saw a skunk biting and jerking at it.
British Dictionary definitions for serape
a blanket-like shawl often of brightly-coloured wool worn by men in Latin America
a large shawl worn around the shoulders by women as a fashion garment
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