Main definitions of madras in English

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madras1

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mass noun

mass noun
  • 1A strong, fine-textured cotton fabric, typically patterned with colorful stripes or checks.

    • ‘a short-sleeved madras shirt’
  • 2A dish of meat, fish, or vegetables in a hot curry sauce.

Pronunciation

madras

/ˈmadrəs/ /ˈmædrəs/ /məˈdras/ /məˈdræs/ /məˈdräs/ /məˈdrɑs/

Origin

Mid 19th century (in Madras handkerchief, a brightly colored handkerchief of silk and cotton): by association with Madras.

Main definitions of Madras in English

: madras1Madras2

Madras2

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proper noun

former name (until 1995) for Chennai
former name (until 1968) of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu

Pronunciation

Madras

/ˈmadrəs/ /ˈmædrəs/ /məˈdras/ /məˈdræs/ /məˈdräs/ /məˈdrɑs/