Definition of terai in English:

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Pronunciation: /təˈrʌɪ/
(also terai hat)


1A wide-brimmed felt hat, typically with a double crown, worn chiefly by travellers in subtropical regions.
2A belt of marshy jungle lying between the lower foothills of the Himalayas and the plains.


Late 19th century: from Hindi tarāī 'marshy lowlands'.

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