puggree


puggree
puggree [pug′ə rē΄pug′rē]
n.
Hindi pagṛī, turban
1. in India, a turban
2. a light scarf wrapped around the crown of a sun helmet and hanging behind to protect the back of the neck: Also puggaree or pugaree [pug′ə rē΄]

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pug·gree (pŭgʹrē) also pug·ga·ree or pug·a·ree (pŭgʹə-rē) n.
A cloth band or scarf wrapped around the crown of a hat or sun helmet.
  [Hindi pagṛī, turban, from Sanskrit parikaraḥ, girdle for a garment, from parikaroti, he surrounds : pari, around; See per1 in Indo-European Roots + karoti, he does, makes; See kʷer-.

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