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se·ra·pealso sa·ra·pe (sə-rä′pē, -răp′ē)
A long blanketlike shawl or poncho, often brightly colored, geometrically patterned, and fringed at the ends, worn especially in Mexico.
Having the bright colors and geometric patterns of a serape: a serape cardigan; serape blankets.
[Mexican Spanish sarape, perhaps from a Tarascan source such as ts'arakua, thick object : ts'ara-, to be a thick or heavy object on + -kua, noun suffix.]
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a blanket-like shawl often of brightly-coloured wool worn by men in Latin America
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a large shawl worn around the shoulders by women as a fashion garment
[C19 Mexican Spanish]
or sa•ra•pe(səˈrɑ pi)
n., pl. -pes.
a blanketlike shawl often of brightly colored wool worn esp. in Mexico.
[1825–35; < Mexican Spanish]
A colorful Mexican woolen shawl worn by men over the shoulders.