from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long scarf worn over the head and shoulders chiefly by Mexican women.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A woman's garment of Mexico, a rectangular piece of fabric worn as a scarf or shawl and sometimes used to carry children or goods.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of mantilla worn by women over the head and shoulders, and sometimes over part of the face.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shawl or long scarf worn by Mexican and other Spanish-American women, covering the head and shoulders, and sometimes part of the face, one end being thrown over the left shoulder; a kind of mantilla. Also written reboso, rebosa, and ribosa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long woolen or linen scarf covering the head and shoulders (also used as a sling for holding a baby); traditionally worn by Latin-American women
Spanish, from rebosar, to muffle with a shawl : re-, back (from Latin; see re-) + bozo, muzzle, mouth (from Vulgar Latin *bucceum, from Latin bucca, cheek).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)