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Thursday word: terai

terai (tuh-RAI) - n., a felt sunhat with a high crown and wide brim, worn especially in the subtropics.

Which is named after:

Terai (tuh-RAI) - n., belt of marshy land between the Himalaya foothills and the Ganges floodplain.

From Hindustani तराई ‎(tarāī) or ترائی ‎(tarāī), meaning wetland, from Persian تر (tar) ‎/ wet. More about the hat, which was first called that in 1888.

Tags: hindi, noun, persian, t

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