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Poncho vs. Shawl

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Ponchonoun

A simple garment, made from a rectangle of cloth, with a slit in the middle for the head.

Shawlnoun

A square or rectangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, and shoulders.

‘She wears her shawl when it's cold outside.’;

Ponchonoun

A similar waterproof garment, today typically of rubber with a hood.

Shawlnoun

A fold of wrinkled flesh under the lips and neck of a bloodhound, used in scenting.

Ponchonoun

A kind of cloak worn by the Spanish Americans, having the form of a blanket, with a slit in the middle for the head to pass through. A kind of poncho made of rubber or painted cloth is used by the mounted troops in the United States service.

Shawlverb

(transitive) To wrap in a shawl.

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Ponchonoun

A trade name for camlets, or stout worsteds.

Shawlnoun

A square or oblong cloth of wool, cotton, silk, or other textile or netted fabric, used, especially by women, as a loose covering for the neck and shoulders.

Ponchonoun

a blanket-like cloak with a hole in the center for the head

Shawlverb

To wrap in a shawl.

Poncho

A poncho (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpontʃo]; Quechua: punchu; Mapudungun: pontro; , ) is an outer garment designed to keep the body warm. A rain poncho is made from a watertight material designed to keep the body dry from the rain.

‘blanket’; ‘woolen fabric’;

Shawlnoun

cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders

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Shawlnoun

a piece of fabric worn by women over the shoulders or head or wrapped round a baby.

Shawl

A shawl (from Persian: شال‎ shāl, which may be from Hindi: दुशाला duśālā, ultimately from Sanskrit: शाटी śāṭī) is a simple item of clothing, loosely worn over the shoulders, upper body and arms, and sometimes also over the head. It is usually a rectangular or square piece of cloth, which is often folded to make a triangle, but can also be triangular in shape.

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