abaya
a·bay·a (ə-bīʹə) n.
A loose, usually black robe worn by Muslim women, especially in Arabic-speaking regions, covering the body from head to toe and often worn with a headscarf and veil.
  [Colloquial Arabic ‘abāya, from Arabic ‘abā’a, variant of ‘abā’, aba.]

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