Definition of banderilla
: a decorated barbed dart that the banderillero thrusts into the neck or shoulders of the bull in a bullfight
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As darkness falls, stroll over to Bar Acuda for garlicky bruschetta topped with local tomatoes, grilled flank steak banderillas with black pepper-pineapple jam and other small plates.
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Origin and Etymology of banderilla
Spanish, diminutive of bandera banner, probably from Old Occitan bandiera
First Known Use: 1789See Words from the same year
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