See also: Madras and madrás

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Madras.

NounEdit

madras (countable and uncountable, plural madrases)

  1. A brightly colored cotton fabric with a checked or striped pattern.
    • G. W. Cable
      A black woman in blue cotton gown, red-and-yellow madras turban [] crouched against the wall.
    • 2004, The New Yorker, 30 August 2004, p.38
      The service makes available, during limited weekend hours, a handful of the company’s items – cargo shorts, tank tops, and the like – to the Hamptons house guest who discovers that he can’t make it to Monday without purchasing one of those weird madras patchwork blazers
  2. A large handkerchief of this fabric, worn on the head in the West Indies.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch matras or German Matratze (from Middle High German, from Old Italian materazzo).

NounEdit

madras c (singular definite madrassen, plural indefinite madrasser)

  1. mattress

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Madras.

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NounEdit

madras m (plural madras)

  1. (textiles) madras

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Màdras.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mǎdras/
  • Hyphenation: mad‧ras

NounEdit

màdras m (Cyrillic spelling ма̀драс)

  1. (textiles) madras

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • madras” in Hrvatski jezični portal