zenana

Definitions:

  • The part of a house reserved for the women of the household in South Asia.
  • In India, that part of the house in which the females of a family are secluded; an East Indian harem.
  • The part of a dwelling appropriated to women.
  • A <xref>harem</xref> on the Indian subcontinent, a part of the house reserved for high-caste women; a system of segregating women into harems.
  • An effeminate or crossdressing male in northern India or Pakistan.
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