hou·ri (hrē, hrē)
n. pl. hou·ris
1. A seductive, alluring woman.
2. One of the beautiful virgins of the Koranic paradise.
[French, from Persian ḥūrī, from Arabic ḥūrīya, nymph, houri, from ḥūr, pl. of ḥawrā', feminine of 'aḥwar, possessing ḥawar, intense whiteness of the sclera contrasting with deep blackness of the iris of the eye; see ḥwr in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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