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or djel·la·bah also jel·la·ba  (jə-lä′bə) or ga·la·bi·a (gə-lä′bē-ə)
A long, loose, hooded garment with full sleeves, worn especially in Muslim countries.

[French, from Arabic jallāba, variant of Arabic jallābīya (perhaps originally meaning "garment worn by traders"), from jallāb, trader, importer, from jalaba, to attract, bring, fetch, import; see glb in Semitic roots.]


or djel•la•ba

(dʒəˈlɑ bə)

n., pl. -bahs or -bas.
a loose-fitting hooded gown or robe worn by men in North Africa.
[1915–20; < Arabic jallabah]


[ˈdʒeləbə] Nchilaba f
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I walked toward it and, as I approached, the dot looked more like a djellabah crowned by a pointed hood.
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