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also 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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.serape - a long brightly colored shawlserape - a long brightly colored shawl; worn mainly by Mexican men
shawl - cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders
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