from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An outer garment worn chiefly by women of India and Pakistan, consisting of a length of lightweight cloth with one end wrapped about the waist to form a skirt and the other draped over the shoulder or covering the head.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The traditional dress of women in the Indian Subcontinent; an outer garment consisting of a single length of cotton or silk, most often with one end wrapped around the waist to form a skirt, the other draped over the shoulder or head.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as saree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The principal garment of a Hindu woman, consisting of a long piece of silk or cotton cloth, wrapped round the middle of the body, with one end falling nearly to the feet, and the other thrown over the head.
- n. Hence Any long scarf.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dress worn primarily by Hindu women; consists of several yards of light material that is draped around the body
Hindi sāṛī, from Prakrit sāḍī, from Sanskrit śāṭī.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindi साड़ी (sāṛī), from Sanskrit षाटी (ṣāṭī). (Wiktionary)