Associations to the word «Madras»

Wiktionary

MADRAS, proper noun. Former name of Chennai (the state capital of Tamil Nadu, India).
MADRAS, noun. (British) A style of curry dish purported to originate from the Madras region.
MADRAS, noun. A brightly colored cotton fabric with a checked or striped pattern.

Dictionary definition

MADRAS, noun. A state in southeastern India on the Bay of Bengal (south of Andhra Pradesh); formerly Madras.
MADRAS, noun. A city in Tamil Nadu on the Bay of Bengal; formerly Madras.
MADRAS, noun. A light patterned cotton cloth.

Wise words

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