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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.]
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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]
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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]
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A colorful Mexican woolen shawl worn by men over the shoulders.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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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References in classic literature ?
The Spaniard was wrapped in a serape; he had bushy white whiskers; long white hair flowed from under his sombrero, and he wore green goggles.
The Saltillo Serape. Santa Barbara, California: New World Arts.
So it is not a deep concealment pistol, unless your idea of daily wear is a parka or a serape.
The deceased's uncle Mr Moses Serape called on the government to consider revising laws that would strengthen and empower the police to use maximum force in their operations.
The P-09 is not a deep concealment pistol, unless your idea of a cover garment is a poncho, serape or tarp.
The man wears a sombrero and serape while he leads a mule and the woman has a rebozo, or scarf, covering her hair and protecting her from the sun.
The video depicts what appears to be someone wearing a sombrero and serape while others appeared to be dressed as border patrol agents.
Among the vintage looks were the distressed Serape line from Linon, power loomed in Turkey, and Weathered Treasures from United Weavers, which has a washed out look made of polypropylene and polyester for a high/low look.
But getting a great tan won't make you black, and wearing a serape won't make you Hispanic.
in the dark of the moon, carrying her baby daughter in her serape. She walked for three days and nights across the Mexican desert, crossing into California, and a new life.
One wall of the Forum was covered in a mural--a coyote dressed in a serape. He held a sign in his paws that was coated in chalkboard paint, which advertised the specials and welcomed patrons to the most-southwestern bar in the United States.
By comparison, Adrian Esparza's headlight, 2015, in which the artist unravels a serape and organizes the threads in geometric patterns on the wall, seems obvious and less formally effective (though his work unsettles the binary pairs of male/painting, female/textile that persist in earlier sections of the exhibition).