Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Renaissance musical instrument resembling a guitar.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An old variety of the zither. Also called bandalore.
  • noun A widow's veil for covering the head and face.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A musical stringed instrument, similar in form to a guitar; a pandore. It is now obsolete, but see bandura.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A stringed instrument similar in form to a guitar; a pandore.

Etymologies

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

Portuguese bandurra, from Late Latin pandūra, from Greek pandoura.

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Spanish bandurria, from Latin pandura, pandurium, a musical instrument of three strings, from Ancient Greek πανδοῦρα (pandoura, "three-stringed lute"). Compare pandore, banjo, mandolin.

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