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[n] a light patterned cotton cloth
[n] a city in Tamil Nadu on the Bay of Bengal; formerly Madras
[n] a state in southeastern India on the Bay of Bengal (south of Andhra Pradesh); formerly Madras

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\Ma*dras"\, n. [So named after Madras, a city and presidency of India.] A large silk-and-cotton kerchief, usually of bright colors, such as those often used by negroes for turbans. A black woman in blue cotton gown, red-and-yellow madras turban . . . crouched against the wall. --G. W. Cable.

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