bandana

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English[edit]

girl wearing a Portugal bandana

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi बन्धन (bandhana, he ties), from Sanskrit बध्नाति (badhnāti, he binds).

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Noun[edit]

bandana (plural bandanas)

  1. A large kerchief, usually colourful and used either as headgear or as a handkerchief, neckerchief, bikini, or sweatband.
  2. A style of calico printing, in which white or bright spots are produced upon cloth previously dyed a uniform red or dark colour, by discharging portions of the color by chemical means, while the rest of the cloth is under pressure.
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Italian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bandana f (plural bandane)

  1. bandana

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

bandana f (plural bandanas)

  1. bandana (piece of cloth worn as headgear)