Madras meaning

mădrəs, mə-drăs, -dräs
A lightweight, often plain-woven cotton cloth, usually with a plaid, striped, or checked pattern.
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Made of madras.
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A similar lightweight patterned cloth made of silk or rayon.
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A fine, tightly woven cotton cloth, usually striped or plaid, used for shirts, dresses, etc.
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A durable silk cloth, usually striped.
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A figured cotton or rayon cloth in leno weave, used for draperies.
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A large, bright-colored kerchief of silk or cotton.
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A brightly colored cotton fabric with a checked or striped pattern.
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Former name of Chennai (the state capital of Tamil Nadu, India).
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(UK) A style of curry dish purported to originate from the Madras region.

I'll have the Chicken Madras.

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A large handkerchief of brightly colored silk or cotton, often worn as a turban.
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Origin of madras

  • After Madras (Chennai), India

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • The etymology is uncertain; it may derive from Madraspattinam. See for several possible etymologies.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Madras.

    From Wiktionary