Definition of zari in US English:

zari

noun

  • A type of gold thread used decoratively on Indian clothing.

    • ‘There will always be a role for gold, just like there are people who still wear zari.’
    • ‘The mustard cotton sari with batik and zari border was a present from a local admirer.’

Origin

From Urdu zarī, from Persian zar ‘gold’.

Pronunciation

zari

/ˈzärē/