Definition of Bandana

1. Noun. Large and brightly colored handkerchief; often used as a neckerchief.

Exact synonyms: Bandanna
Generic synonyms: Handkerchief, Hankey, Hankie, Hanky



Definition of Bandana

1. Noun. A large kerchief, usually colourful and used as head gear or as a handkerchief, neckerchief, bikini, or sweatband. ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bandana

1. bandanna [n -S] - See also: bandanna

Medical Definition of Bandana

1. 1. 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. 2. A style of calico printing, in which white or bright spots are produced upon cloth previously dyed of a uniform red or dark colour, by discharging portions of the colour by chemical means, while the rest of the cloth is under pressure. Origin: Hind. Bandhn a mode of dyeing in which the cloth is tied in different places so as to prevent the parts tied from receiving the dye. Cf. Band. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bandana

band together
banda
bandage
bandage dress
bandage dresses
bandage sign
bandaged
bandagelike
bandager
bandagers
bandages
bandaging
bandaid
bandala
bandalas
bandana (current term)
bandanas
bandanna
bandannas
bandar
bandari
bandars
bandas
bandbox
bandbox resonance
bandboxes
bandboxy
bandcenter
bandeau
bandeaus

Literary usage of Bandana

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1823)
"bandana ON THE ABANDONMENT OF THE PITT SYSTEM. LETTEE III. To Christopher North, Etq. SIR,—There is a very industrious endeavouring at present, ..."

2. The Diary of William Bentley: Pastor of the East Church, Salem, Massachusetts by William Bentley, Joseph Gilbert Waters, Marguerite Dalrymple, Alice G. Waters, Essex Institute (1914)
"... several bags of Sugar & a packet of bandana Silk handkerchiefs taken. The thieves entered by forcing the front door & conveyed the goods through the ..."

3. Silk: Its Entomology, History, & Manufacture, as Exemplified at the Royal by Thomas Wardle (1887)
"This remarkable example of bandana work required two months to tie. ... 190 Specimens illustrating the different stages of bandana or "tie-and- dye" work ..."

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