Tülbend

From Ottoman Turkish tülbend, "muslin, gauze." (Our word turban, first recorded in English in the 16th century, can also be traced to Ottoman Turkish tülbend.) The Turkish word for gauze, with which turbans can be wrapped, seems to have been used for the flower because a fully opened tulip was thought to resemble a turban.
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Date:
06/03/11
Location:
United Kingdom
Photographer:
Sheila Laurens
Tülbend

Tülbend

From Ottoman Turkish tülbend, "muslin, gauze." (Our word turban, first recorded in English in the 16th century, can also be traced to Ottoman Turkish tülbend.) The Turkish word for gauze, with which turbans can be wrapped, seems to have been used for the flower because a fully opened tulip was thought to resemble a turban.
Ref:
Date:
06/03/11
Location:
United Kingdom
Photographer:
Sheila Laurens