Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small accordion especially popular in Latin America.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small Latin American accordion played with buttons.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a type of concertina popular in South America

Etymologies

American Spanish bandoneón, from German Bandonion, Bandoneon : Heinrich Band (1821-1860), German inventor + (Akkord)ion, accordion; see accordion.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish bandoneón, from German Bandoneon, named after Heinrich Band. (Wiktionary)

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