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banderilla

[ban-duh-ree-uh, -reel-yuh; Spanish bahn-de-ree-lyah, -yah] /ˌbæn dəˈri ə, -ˈril yə; Spanish ˌbɑn dɛˈri lyɑ, -yɑ/
noun, plural banderillas
[ban-duh-ree-uh z, -reel-yuh z; Spanish bahn-de-ree-lyahs, -yahs] /ˌbæn dəˈri əz, -ˈril yəz; Spanish ˌbɑn dɛˈri lyɑs, -yɑs/ (Show IPA)
1.
an ornamented dart with barbs used by banderilleros for sticking into the neck or shoulder of the bull.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < Spanish, equivalent to bander(a) banner + -illa diminutive suffix < Latin
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banderilla

/ˌbændəˈriːə; -ˈriːljə/
noun
1.
(bullfighting) a decorated barbed dart, thrust into the bull's neck or shoulder
Word Origin
Spanish, literally: a little banner, from banderabanner
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