Noun caftan has 2 senses
  1. caftan, kaftan - a woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East
    --1 is a kind of dress, frock
  2. caftan, kaftan - a (cotton or silk) cloak with full sleeves and sash reaching down to the ankles; worn by men in the Levant
    --2 is a kind of cloak