Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tall conical cap worn by Muslims as a headdress of distinction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tall brimless hat, usually conical or curved on top, worn in Muslim countries as a sign of distinction and prestige.
  • n. A crown worn by Indian princes as a sign of high rank.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crown; diadem; crest; ornamental or distinctive head-dress; specifically, in Mohammedan usage, the peculiar conical cap assumed by dervishes receiving full initiation.

Etymologies

Arabic tāj, from Persian, crown; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Arabic تاج (tāj) from Persian تاج (tāj), "crown". (Wiktionary)

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  • From the Arabic word for "crown," a brimless, tall, cone-shaped cap worn by those in Muslim countries.

    November 14, 2007