India shawl
Shawl Shawl, n. [Per. & Hind. sh[=a]l: cf. F. ch[^a]le.] A square or oblong cloth of wool, cotton, silk, or other textile or netted fabric, used, especially by women, as a loose covering for the neck and shoulders. [1913 Webster]

{India shawl}, a kind of rich shawl made in India from the wool of the Cashmere goat. It is woven in pieces, which are sewed together.

{Shawl goat} (Zo["o]l.), the Cashmere goat. [1913 Webster]


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  • India shawl — noun A Kashmir shawl • • • Main Entry: ↑Indian …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shawl — Shawl, n. [Per. & Hind. sh[=a]l: cf. F. ch[^a]le.] A square or oblong cloth of wool, cotton, silk, or other textile or netted fabric, used, especially by women, as a loose covering for the neck and shoulders. [1913 Webster] {India shawl}, a kind… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shawl goat — Shawl Shawl, n. [Per. & Hind. sh[=a]l: cf. F. ch[^a]le.] A square or oblong cloth of wool, cotton, silk, or other textile or netted fabric, used, especially by women, as a loose covering for the neck and shoulders. [1913 Webster] {India shawl}, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shawl — (n.) 1660s, originally of a type of scarf worn in Asia, from Urdu and other Indian languages, from Pers. shal, sometimes said to be named for Shaliat, town in India where it was first manufactured. Cf. Fr. chále, Sp. chal, It. scialle, Ger. Shawl …   Etymology dictionary

  • shawl — ► NOUN ▪ a large piece of fabric worn by women over the shoulders or head or wrapped round a baby. DERIVATIVES shawled adjective. ORIGIN Urdu and Persian, probably from Sh li t, a town in India …   English terms dictionary

  • shawl — [shôl] n. [prob. via Urdu < Pers shāl, after ? Shāliāt, town in India where produced] an oblong or square cloth worn, esp. by women, as a covering for the head or shoulders …   English World dictionary

  • shawl — shawlless, adj. shawllike, adj. /shawl/, n. a square, triangular, or oblong piece of wool or other material worn, esp. by women, about the shoulders, or the head and shoulders, in place of a coat or hat outdoors, and indoors as protection against …   Universalium

  • India — /in dee euh/, n. 1. Hindi, Bharat. a republic in S Asia: a union comprising 25 states and 7 union territories; formerly a British colony; gained independence Aug. 15, 1947; became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations Jan. 26, 1950.… …   Universalium

  • shawl — n. a piece of fabric, usu. rectangular and often folded into a triangle, worn over the shoulders or head or wrapped round a baby. Phrases and idioms: shawl collar a rolled collar extended down the front of a garment without lapel notches.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shawl — noun a piece of fabric worn by women over the shoulders or head or wrapped round a baby. Derivatives shawled adjective Origin C17: from Urdu and Pers. šāl, prob. from Shāliāt, a town in India …   English new terms dictionary

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