izar

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n izar a voluminous cotton outer garment (usually white) traditionally worn by Muslim women of northern Africa and the Middle East; covers the entire body
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n izar A garment worn by Moslems. An outer garment worn by Moslem women. It is of cotton, and is long enough to reach the ground when drawn over the head; it then covers the whole person, except in front, where the veil hangs down; and it can be drawn together in front, covering the veil itself except at the face. (See burka.) In Syria it is the common outdoor garment.
    • n izar [capitalized] A very yellow star, of magnitude 2.6, on the right thigh of Boötes in the waist-cloth, called by the astronomers ε Boötæ. See cut under Boötes.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

Up to Izarous the country had been a plain, slightly, but very slightly, undulating.
"That Boy Of Norcott's" by Charles James Lever
The "izar" has been described in the second note to Chapter iii.
"The Thousand and One Nights, Vol. I." by Anonymous
***

In news:

Before saying Harrison is a re-named Garth of Izar or Mudd, may I ask, why the insistence that it be an old character with an established timeline.
Izar Fene Shipyard, in collaboration with Itsazi Aquaculturehas, has developed an Offshore unit for the breeding, fattening and transport of the bluefin tuna (Thunnus Thynuus).
***