Turban meaning

tûrbən
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Man's headdress made by winding a length of cloth round the head.
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A headdress consisting of a long piece of cloth wound around a small cap or directly around the head, traditionally worn in North Africa, the Near East, and Central and South Asia.
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A woman's close-fitting hat that consists of material wound around a small inner cap.
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Any of various styles of headdress worn by men in the Middle East and S Asia, consisting of a length of cloth wound in folds about the head, often over a cap: the style of the turban often indicates the position or rank of the wearer.
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Any similar headdress.
  • A scarf or bandanna wound around the head, worn by women.
  • A woman's hat with no brim or a very short brim turned up closely.
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Woman's close-fitting hat with little or no brim.
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The whole set of whorls of a spiral shell.
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Origin of turban

  • French turbant from Italian turbante from Ottoman Turkish tülbend muslin, gauze, turban tulip

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

  • From Middle French turbant, from Italian turbante, from Turkish tülbent, from Persian دلبند (dolband), also the root of tulip.

    From Wiktionary