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n. pl. bur·ki·nis
A two-piece swimsuit worn by Muslim women, covering the entire body except for the hands, feet, and face.

[Blend of burqa and bikini.]
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a swimming costume which covers the whole body with the exception of the face, hands, and feet, suitable for wear by Muslim women
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