Definition of terai in English:

terai

(also terai hat)

noun

  • 1A wide-brimmed felt hat, typically with a double crown, worn chiefly by travellers in subtropical regions.

  • 2A belt of marshy jungle lying between the lower foothills of the Himalayas and the plains.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Hindi tarāī ‘marshy lowlands’.

Pronunciation

terai

/təˈrʌɪ/