headscarf

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A woman wearing a Muslim headscarf

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headscarf (plural headscarves)

  1. A more or less square piece of material worn over the head, typically by women, often to protect the hair, or for religious reasons.
    As far as the Qur'an itself is concerned, wearing a headscarf is neither required nor prohibited.

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