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haik

also haick  (hīk, hāk)
n.
A large piece of cotton, silk, or wool cloth worn as an outer garment in Morocco.

[Moroccan Arabic ḥā'ik, from Arabic, weaver, active participle of ḥāka, to weave; see ḥwk in Semitic roots.]

haik

(haɪk; heɪk) or

haick

n
(Clothing & Fashion) an Arab's outer garment of cotton, wool, or silk, for the head and body
[C18: from Arabic hā'ik]
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Noun1.haik - an outer garment consisting of a large piece of white clothhaik - an outer garment consisting of a large piece of white cloth; worn by men and women in northern Africa
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
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Le carre de femmes habillees en Haiks a enfin suscite la curiosite et a leur passage des youyous fusaient de toutes parts.
This collection of rare and exquisite textiles from Central, Northern, and West Africa includes weavings from Ghana, Nigeria, and the Ivory Coast; embroideries, veils, and haiks from Morocco and Tunisia; and raffia fabrics from Congo.
La correction et la reedition des haiks sont donc une priorite, une retranscription de toutes les sanaa connues au Maroc est donc entreprise.
It's my final evening on Roti, and as I stroll the dusty tracks near my beach cottage, I greet several lontar tappers heading home with their haiks full of tuak manis.
beaucoup moins que] Je pratique mon metier herite de mon pere depuis plus de trente ans et je puis vous affirmer que les vrais hararine (tisserands, de soie notamment) ont disparu d'Alger et que les haiks en vente dans les magasins de la capitale, essentiellement importes de Tunisie, ne correspondent pas au label algerien [beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-il atteste.