Bandanna Ban*dan"na, Bandana Ban*dan"a, n. [Hind. b[=a]ndhn[=u] 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}, n.] 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; -- it is often used as a neckerchief. The term is also used for any large and brightly colored handkerchief. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. Hence: Any scarf worn on the neck or head, usually of large size. [PJC]

3. 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. --Ure. [1913 Webster]

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  • bandanna — ► NOUN ▪ a large coloured handkerchief or neckerchief. ORIGIN Hindi …   English terms dictionary

  • bandanna — or bandana [ban dan′ə] n. [Hindi bāndhnū, a method of dyeing < Sans bándhana , tying (so named because the cloth is tied to prevent certain parts from receiving the dye) < IE * bhendh , BIND] a large, colored handkerchief, usually with a… …   English World dictionary

  • bandanna — [[t]bændæ̱nə[/t]] bandannas also bandana N COUNT A bandanna is a brightly coloured piece of cloth which is worn around a person s neck or head. He was wearing a bright yellow T shirt and a bandanna around his neck …   English dictionary

  • bandanna — noun (C) a large brightly coloured piece of cloth you wear around your head or neck: hair tied up in a scarlet bandanna …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bandanna — or bandana noun Etymology: Hindi bāṅdhnū & Urdu bāndhnū tie dyeing, cloth so dyed, ultimately from Sanskrit badhnāti he ties more at bind Date: 1741 a large often colorfully patterned handkerchief …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bandanna — bandannaed /ban dan euhd/, adj. /ban dan euh/, n. 1. a large, printed handkerchief, typically one with white spots or figures on a red or blue background. 2. any large scarf for the neck or head. Also, bandana. [1745 55; earlier bandanno (second… …   Universalium

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  • bandanna — ban|dan|na bandana [bænˈdænə] n [Date: 1700 1800; : Hindi; Origin: badhnu cloth tied and then colored , from badhna to tie ] a large brightly coloured piece of cloth you wear around your head or neck …   Dictionary of contemporary English