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Definition[edit]. Authentic Madras comes from Chennai (Madras); both sides of the cloth must bear the same pattern; it must be handwoven (evidenced by the small flaws in the fabric). Cotton madras is woven from a fragile, short-staple cotton fiber that can't be combed, only carded, resulting in ...

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The name Madras originated even before the British presence was established in India. The origin of the name is unclear; one suggestion of several is that it may have originated from a Portuguese phrase mãe de Deus, which means "mother of God", due to Portuguese influence on the port city, specifically referring to a ...

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Madras definition, a light cotton fabric of various weaves, especially one in multicolored plaid or stripes, used for shirts, dresses, jackets, etc. See more.

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Define madras: a large silk or cotton kerchief usually of bright colors that is often worn as a turban — madras in a sentence.

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Sep 25, 2006 ... The name Madras is derived from Madraspatnam, the site chosen by the British East India Company for a permanent settlement in 1639. The region was often called by different names as madrapupatnam, madras kuppam, madraspatnam, and madirazpatnam as adopted by locals. Another small town ...

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Definition of madras - a strong cotton fabric with colourful stripes or checks, a dish of meat, fish, or vegetables in a hot curry sauce.

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Define madras. madras synonyms, madras pronunciation, madras translation, English dictionary definition of madras. See Chennai. n. 1. A lightweight, often plain-woven cotton cloth, usually with a plaid, striped, or checked pattern. 2. A similar lightweight patterned...

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Princeton's WordNet(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition: Tamil Nadu, Madras(noun ). a state in southeastern India on the Bay of Bengal (south of Andhra Pradesh); formerly Madras. Chennai, Madras(noun). a city in Tamil Nadu on the Bay of Bengal; formerly Madras. madras(noun). a light patterned cotton cloth ...

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Madras definition: A madras curry is a rather hot spicy curry. | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples.