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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Bandan’a or Bandanna.
A pocket-handkerchief. It is an Indian word, properly applied to silk goods, but now restricted to cotton handkerchiefs having a dark ground of Turkey red or blue, with little white or yellow spots. (Hindû, bandhn, a mode of dyeing.)   1

 Bancus Regius.Bandbox. 

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