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n. pl. hou·ris
1. A seductive, alluring woman.
2. One of the beautiful virgins of the Koranic paradise.
n, pl -ris
1. (Islam) (in Muslim belief) any of the nymphs of Paradise
2. any alluring woman
[C18: from French, from Persian hūri, from Arabic hūr, plural of haurā' woman with dark eyes]
hou•ri(ˈhʊər i, ˈhaʊər i, ˈhaʊ ə ri)
n., pl. -ris.
one of the beautiful virgins provided in paradise for all faithful Muslims.
[1730–40; < French < Persian hūrī < Arabic ḥūr, pl. of ḥaurā' gazelle-eyed (woman)]
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|Noun||1.||houri - a voluptuously beautiful young woman|
|2.||houri - (Islam) one of the dark-eyed virgins of perfect beauty believed to live with the blessed in Paradise|
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
mythical being - an imaginary being of myth or fable