rebozo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rebozo a long woolen or linen scarf covering the head and shoulders (also used as a sling for holding a baby); traditionally worn by Latin-American women
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rebozo A kind of mantilla worn by women over the head and shoulders, and sometimes over part of the face.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rebozo A shawl or long scarf worn by Mexican and other Spanish-American women, covering the head and shoulders, and sometimes part of the face, one end being thrown over the left shoulder; a kind of mantilla. Also written reboso, rebosa, and ribosa.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. rebozo,

Usage

In literature:

The Senora, in a plain black serge gown, and black rebozo over her head, spent her time in prayers and penances.
"Remember the Alamo" by Amelia E. Barr
Women in rebozos and coloured skirts walked to and fro among the men.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
Swarthy, ill-favoured faces appear behind the folds of dingy rebozos.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Tita tied the mesquite pods in the end of her rebozo and threw it up to Tonio.
"The Mexican Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
The rebozo is worn over the head and shoulders, with the ends thrown back over the left shoulder.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875" by Various
The lake itself was not more placid than the senora's face under her black rebozo.
"Stories of the Foot-hills" by Margaret Collier Graham
The females were Mexicans, and their heads were muffled in their rebozos.
"The Guerilla Chief" by Mayne Reid
There was no sun to require the coifing of the rebozo upon the crown of the Mexican equestrian.
"The Headless Horseman" by Mayne Reid
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In news:

Guerra's piece, which is performed by pianist Elizabeth Rebozo, is from his album "Live in L.A.".
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