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banderilla

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noun ban·de·ri·lla \ˌban-də-ˈrē(l)-yə\

Definition of banderilla

  1. :  a decorated barbed dart that the banderillero thrusts into the neck or shoulders of the bull in a bullfight



Origin of banderilla

Spanish, diminutive of bandera banner, probably from Old Occitan bandiera


First Known Use: 1789

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