- in Muslim belief, any of the beautiful nymphs of the Muslim Paradise
- a seductively beautiful woman
Origin of houriFrench from Persian ??ri from Arabic ??r?yah, black-eyed woman, ultimately from ?awira, to be dark-eyed
- A seductive, alluring woman.
- One of the beautiful virgins of the Koranic paradise.
Origin of houriFrench from Persian hūrī from Arabic hūrīya nymph, houri from hūr pl. of hawrā' feminine of 'ahwar possessing hawar intense whiteness of the sclera contrasting with deep blackness of the iris of the eye hwr