There are 2 definitions of Madras in English:

Madras

Syllabification: Ma·dras
Pronunciation: /məˈdras, məˈdräs
 
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  • 1 former name (until 1995) for Chennai.
  • 2 former name (until 1968) of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

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There are 2 definitions of Madras in English:

madras

Syllabification: mad·ras
Pronunciation: /ˈmadrəs, məˈdras
 
 
 
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noun

  • A strong, fine-textured cotton fabric, typically patterned with colorful stripes or checks.
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    • For women's wear, the firm generated interest with its crushed voile in small plaids and stronger madras plaids, noted Luc Wende, marketing manager.
    • The costume features madras fabric, introduced from India after Antigua won independence.
    • He wore a Shazi polo shirt - a mixture of black and madras cloth.

Origin

mid 19th century: by association with Madras.

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