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simar

[ si-mahr ]
/ sɪˈmɑr /
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noun

Also cy·mar . a loose, lightweight jacket or robe for women, fashionable in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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Origin of simar

1635–45; earlier simarre <French <Italian zimarra “gown” <Spanish zamarra “sheepskin coat,” zamarro “sheepskin” <Basque zamar
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  • She kept advancing, clothed in her white trailing simar, and with her large eyes fastened on the veil.

    Salammbo|Gustave Flaubert
  • She sobs, her head resting against a pillar, her hair hanging down, and her body wrapped in a long brown simar.

  • At one moment Charles X., attired in a cherry-coloured simar striped with gold, lay at full length at the Archbishop's feet.

British Dictionary definitions for simar

simar
/ (sɪˈmɑː) /

noun

a variant spelling of cymar
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