from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A garment worn by men in India, consisting of a long narrow cloth passed round the waist, then between the thighs, and returned under itself at the waist behind.
- n. A striped cotton fabric woven in suitable lengths for winding about the loins. It is manufactured extensively in Great Britain for the East Indian trade; is woven in all widths from 22 to 50 inches, and in lengths of 40 yards.
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