from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large handkerchief usually figured and brightly colored.
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- n. Alternative spelling of bandana.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A species of silk or cotton handkerchief, having a uniformly dyed ground, usually of red or blue, with white or yellow figures of a circular, lozenge, or other simple form; -- it is often used as a neckerchief. The term is also used for any large and brightly colored handkerchief.
- n. Any scarf worn on the neck or head, usually of large size.
- n. A style of calico printing, in which white or bright spots are produced upon cloth previously dyed of a uniform red or dark color, by discharging portions of the color by chemical means, while the rest of the cloth is under pressure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large and brightly colored handkerchief; often used as a neckerchief
Probably Portuguese, from Hindi bāndhnū, tie-dyeing, from bāndhnā, to tie, from Sanskrit bandhati, he ties; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)