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A fabric with contrasting horizontal stripes.
[French bayadère, from Portuguese bailadeira, dancer, from bailar, to dance, from Late Latin ballāre; see ball2.]
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1. (Hinduism) a dancing girl, esp one serving in a Hindu temple
2. (Textiles) a fabric or design with horizontal stripes, esp of a bright colour
(Textiles) (of fabric, etc) having horizontal stripes
[C18: via French from Portuguese bailadeira dancing girl, from bailar to dance, from Latin ballāre; see ball2]
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or ba•ya•dère(ˈbaɪ əˌdɪər, -ˌdɛr)
a fabric with horizontal stripes of brilliant colors.
[1855–60; < French]
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