from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A full-length garment with elbow-length or long sleeves, worn chiefly in eastern Mediterranean countries.
- n. A westernized version of this garment consisting of a loose, usually brightly colored waist-length or ankle-length tunic.
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- n. Alternative spelling of kaftan.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A garment worn throughout the Levant, consisting of a long gown with sleeves reaching below the hands. It is generally fastened by a belt or sash.
- transitive v. To clothe with a caftan.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A garment worn by men in Turkey, Egypt, and other eastern countries, consisting of a kind of long vest tied about the waist with a girdle, and having sleeves long enough to extend beyond the tips of the fingers. A long cloth coat is worn above it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a (cotton or silk) cloak with full sleeves and sash reaching down to the ankles; worn by men in the Levant
- n. a woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East
Russian kaftan, from Ottoman Turkish qaftān.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)