Complete Definition of "pith helmet"

English

Noun
en-noun|sg=pith helmet
#A lightweight helmet-shaped hat made of the pith of the sola or shola (Indian spongewood) plant covered with white cotton and faced with green cloth. Originally used by the British army in India in the 19th century, later used more widely.
#A hat of similar appearance, but made of different materials.

Synonyms
topee, sola topi, solar topee

ru:pith helmet

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