Definitions

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

Etymologies

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)

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  • the wet sari scene was a long-standing filmi tradition before the recent trend of heroines in hideous Western clothing capsized it.

    May 24, 2009