[hoo r-ee, houuh r-ee, hou-uh-ree] /ˈhʊər i, ˈhaʊər i, ˈhaʊ ə ri/

noun, plural houris.
one of the beautiful virgins provided in paradise for all faithful Muslims.
noun (pl) -ris
(in Muslim belief) any of the nymphs of Paradise
any alluring woman

“nymph of Muslim paradise,” 1737, from French houri (1650s), from Persian huri “nymph in Paradise,” from Arabic haura “to be beautifully dark-eyed,” like a gazelle + -i, Persian formative element denoting the singular.


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