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Fez

 (fĕz) or Fès (fĕs)
A city of north-central Morocco east of Casablanca. The oldest part of the city was founded in the 8th century and reached the height of its influence in the mid-1300s.

fez

 (fĕz)
n. pl. fez·zes
A man's brimless felt cap in the shape of a flat-topped cone, usually colored red and adorned with a silk tassel, once widely worn in the Ottoman Empire and other regions with Muslim populations and still worn today in some Muslim countries. Also called tarboosh.

[French, from Ottoman Turkish fes, from Fes, the kingdom of Morocco, the city of Fez (which exported such caps to the Ottoman Empire).]

Fez

(fɛz)
n
(Placename) a variant of Fès

Fez

(fɛz)
n
(Placename) a variant of Fès

fez

(fɛz)

n., pl. fez•zes.
a felt cap shaped like a truncated cone and ornamented with a tassel, worn by men esp. in Egypt and formerly Turkey.
[1795–1805; < Turkish fes, after Fes Fez]
fez′zy, adj.

Fez

(fɛz)

n.
a city in N Morocco. 448,823.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Fez - a city in north central Morocco; religious center
Al-Magrib, Kingdom of Morocco, Maroc, Marruecos, Morocco - a kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in northwestern Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieved independence from France in 1956
2.fez - a felt cap (usually red) for a manfez - a felt cap (usually red) for a man; shaped like a flat-topped cone with a tassel that hangs from the crown
cap - a tight-fitting headdress
Translations
طَرْبوش
fez
fez
fez
tyrkjahúfa meî skúfi
fesas
feska

fez

[fez] N (fezzes (pl)) → fez m

fez

[ˈfɛz] nfez m

fez

nFes m

fez

[fɛz] n (fezzes (pl)) → fez m inv

fez

(fez) noun
a type of brimless hat with a tassel, usually red and worn by some Muslims.
References in classic literature ?
The Moors of Aragon are called Tagarins in Barbary, and those of Granada Mudejars; but in the Kingdom of Fez they call the Mudejars Elches, and they are the people the king chiefly employs in war.
We found Hildesheim in his office, a Hebrew of rather the Adelphi Theatre type, with a nose like a sheep, and a fez.
Blunt had to escort his mother there for the gratification of her irresistible curiosity (of which he highly disapproved) there appeared in succession, at that woman's or girl's bridle-hand, a cavalry general in red breeches, on whom she was smiling; a rising politician in a grey suit, who talked to her with great animation but left her side abruptly to join a personage in a red fez and mounted on a white horse; and then, some time afterwards, the vexed Mr.
This young lady managed the whole family, even a little the small beflounced sister, who, with bold pretty innocent eyes, a torrent of fair silky hair, a crimson fez, such as is worn by male Turks, very much askew on top of it, and a way of galloping and straddling about the ship in any company she could pick up--she had long thin legs, very short skirts and stockings of every tint-- was going home, in elegant French clothes, to resume an interrupted education.
There is an English garrison at Gibraltar of 6,000 or 7,000 men, and so uniforms of flaming red are plenty; and red and blue, and undress costumes of snowy white, and also the queer uniform of the bare-kneed Highlander; and one sees soft-eyed Spanish girls from San Roque, and veiled Moorish beauties (I suppose they are beauties) from Tarifa, and turbaned, sashed, and trousered Moorish merchants from Fez, and long- robed, bare-legged, ragged Muhammadan vagabonds from Tetuan and Tangier, some brown, some yellow and some as black as virgin ink--and Jews from all around, in gabardine, skullcap, and slippers, just as they are in pictures and theaters, and just as they were three thousand years ago, no doubt.
They set out from Tripoli in the month of March, reached Mourzouk, the capital of Fez, and, following the route which at a later period Dr.
At first she heard only Metivier's voice, then her father's, then both voices began speaking at the same time, the door was flung open, and on the threshold appeared the handsome figure of the terrified Metivier with his shock of black hair, and the prince in his dressing gown and fez, his face distorted with fury and the pupils of his eyes rolled downwards.
You look as gay as a parrot in your fez and cabaja, and it does my heart good to see the little black shadow turned into a rainbow," said Uncle Alec, surveying the bright figure before him with great approbation.
He did not say it, but he thought she made a much prettier picture than Phebe at the wash-tub, for she had stuck a purple fez on her blonde head, tied several brilliant scarfs about her waist, and put on a truly gorgeous scarlet jacket with a golden sun embroidered on the back, a silver moon on the front, and stars of all sizes on the sleeves.
He was apparently not more than five feet in height, with proportions suggesting those of a gorilla--a tremendous breadth of shoulders, thick, short neck and broad, squat head, which had a tangled growth of black hair and was topped with a crimson fez.
He was a tall, sunburnt, and very silent man, who wore a red smoking-cap like a fez, making him look like one of the English Sirdars or Pashas in Egypt.
He chose to lay aside his hat and wear a scarlet fez of her embroidering; but by superficial observers this was necessarily liable to be interpreted less as a compliment to Lucy than as a mark of coxcombry.