Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See sola, 1.

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  • noun A tall plant growing in the swamps of India; its pith is used to make hats.

Etymologies

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From Urdu سلا (solā).

Examples

  • Imagine living for six continuous months in the hottest palm-house in Kew Gardens; yet the planter is out and about all day long; nearly always on pony back, however, an enormously thick solah toppee hat or a heavy white umbrella protecting his head.

    Ranching, Sport and Travel

  • The rain had turned the pith of his huge and snowy solah-topee into an evil-smelling dough, and it had closed on his head like a half-opened mushroom.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • 'An emaciated patriarch in a suit of white drill, a solah topi with a green-lined rim on a head trembling with age, joined us after crossing the street in a trotting shuffle, and stood propped with both hands on the handle of an umbrella.

    Lord Jim

  • 'An emaciated patriarch in a suit of white drill, a solah topi with a green-lined rim on a head trembling with age, joined us after crossing the street in a trotting shuffle, and stood propped with both hands on the handle of an umbrella.

    Lord Jim

  • I wish to do solah somvar vrath. can i hv 1 meal at lunch in d whole day w/o eatin anythn else?

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • Draped in a bright red sari, wearing bangles, anklets, nose ring and donning other items of the solah singaar (16 ways to beautify body) from head to toe, Kailash Nath Tripathi is a man who claims to be Radha - the consort of Lord Krishna.

    India eNews

  • a peacock-blue tie, white collar, and a snowy white solah helmet.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • ‘An emaciated patriarch in a suit of white drill, a solah topi with a green-lined rim on a head trembling with age, joined us after crossing the street in a trotting shuffle, and stood propped with both hands on the handle of an umbrella.

    Lord Jim

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