- the part of the house in which the women and girls of a family are secluded.
- its occupants collectively.
Origin of zenana
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Historical Examples of zenana
But in visiting a zenana I only saw the inhabitants of that one house.
“Now I will tell you something of zenana visiting,” she said.
She offered her hand tremblingly, and led Gascoigne into the zenana.Mr. Midshipman Easy
Captain Frederick Marryat
Other interesting conveyances are those in which the zenana ladies travel.How the World Travels
A. A. Methley
The Khan then returned to the zenana, where Lurlee Khnum met him.Tara
Philip Meadows Taylor
- (in the East, esp in Muslim and Hindu homes) part of a house reserved for the women and girls of a household