khi·mar (kĭ-mär, ĭ-)
A long headscarf worn by Muslim women, typically gathered or fastened under the chin and covering the body to a variable length.
[Arabic ḫimār, covering, from ḫamara, to cover, conceal; see ḫmr in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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