Meaning of pulicat in English:


(also pullicate, pelicat)

Pronunciation /ˈpʌlɪkət/


  • In singular and plural. A type of coloured material, a length of this, or a coloured handkerchief made from this, originally from Pulicat; (hence) a material made in imitation of these, woven from dyed yarn.


Mid 18th century. From Pulicat (Tamil Paḻaverkāṭu), the name of a town on the northern coast of Tamilnadu.