Definition for TUR'BAN

TUR'BAN, n. [Ar.]

  1. A head dress worn by the Orientals, consisting of a cap, and a sash of fine linen or taffeta artfully wound round it in plaits. The cap is red or green, roundish on the top, and quilted with cotton. The sash of the Turks is white linen; that of the Persians is red woolen. Cyc.
  2. In conchology, the whole set of whirls of a shell. Cyc.

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