bandora /banˈdɔːrə / bandore /banˈdɔː/

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I. noun

a kind of bass lute with a scallop-shaped body and metal strings, typical of English consorts of the late 16th and 17th centuries.
– origin mid 16th cent.: origin uncertain; compare with Dutch bandoor, Spanish bandurria, also with banjo; probably based on Greek pandoura ‘three-stringed lute’.

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