Definitions for "madras"
Keywords:  plaid, india, shirts, bleed, stripes
A large silk-and-cotton kerchief, usually of bright colors, such as those often used by negroes for turbans.
A light patterned cotton fabric.
A strong, lightweight cotton fabric with multicolored plaid, checks, or stripes. Madras is usually imported from India and will bleed when washed. It is often used in men's and women's shirts and dresses.
A hot dish containing extra chilli - a British invention unknown in Madras