Definitions for: Madras


[n] a light patterned cotton cloth
[n] a city in Tamil Nadu on the Bay of Bengal; formerly Madras
[n] a state in southeastern India on the Bay of Bengal (south of Andhra Pradesh); formerly Madras



Webster (1913) Definition: Ma*dras", n. [So named after Madras, a city and
presidency of India.]
A large silk-and-cotton kerchief, usually of bright colors,
such as those often used by negroes for turbans.

A black woman in blue cotton gown, red-and-yellow
madras turban . . . crouched against the wall. --G. W.
Cable.

Synonyms: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

See Also: Bharat, city, cloth, fabric, India, material, metropolis, province, Republic of India, state, textile, urban center

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