Definitions

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  • n. An Ethiopian king or prince.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See 2d reis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A promontory; cape; peak: a term prefixed to the names of promontories or capes on the Arabian and African coasts, etc.
  • n. In Abyssinia, the title of the vizir or chief minister, and also of generals and governors.
  • n. A smooth material of wool, and also of silk: a French term used in English, especially in certain combinations.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the network in the reticular formation that serves an alerting or arousal function

Etymologies

From Amharic ራስ (rās, "head"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the summer months, mango reigns supreme, and the bright orange aromatic "ras" is served at most meals in a little bowl, to be scooped up with some hot rotis, or for festive occasions, with a hot puffy fried puri.

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  • Ras in Marathi means "juice" and aamras, simply called ras is the thick pulp of the mango.

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  • A 19-year-old gang­banger named Gil Por­ras is beaten to death by rival gang mem­bers in East L.A. Police arrest one man for the mur­der, Jos

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  • It was a powerful, unexpected convergence: all three labs had isolated the same fragment of DNA, containing a gene called ras, from their respective cancer cells.

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  • Lawyers for Mr Bhamra's widow, Amarjit, argued that Lucky Caterers were negligent for supplying a dish called ras malai which allegedly contained the egg.

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  • From "ras" or juice comes another word, rassa or juicy curry, and the egg rassa is an example of this popular Marathi curry.

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  • If you are lucky enough to get fresh mangoes, squeeze them and take the "ras" or pulp/juice out, otherwise use the tinned pulp.

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  • Since childhood, I've had a weakness for Bengali sweets like Soft Rasgullas, Rasmalai and Sandesh, just because they have a juicy and rich texture made of ricotta cheese and khoya, and combined with "ras", made with either sugar syrup or milk, these delicious indian sweets never fail to impress!

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  • Kewra water is commonly used in milk-based Indian sweets such as ras gulla, gulab majun, ras mala, and kheer as well as rice dishes like biryani.

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  • Hoewel het woord 'ras' in Zuid-Amerika lang niet zo beladen is als bij ons, is de dag toch omstreden.

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