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bin·di

 (bĭn′dē)
n. pl. bin·dis
1. An ornamental dot traditionally worn by Hindu women in the middle of the forehead or between the eyebrows, made of colored sandalwood paste, kohl, or other pigment and having varying religious and social significance, as in indicating marital status.
2. A small body adornment, often a colored or jeweled sticker, worn on various parts of the face and body.

[Hindi bindī, from Middle Indic biṃdu, drop, spot, from Sanskrit binduḥ; perhaps akin to induḥ, drop.]

bindi

(ˈbɪndɪ) or

bindhi

n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) a decorative dot worn in the middle of the forehead, esp by Hindu women
[Hindi]
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Melbourne, Mar 19 (ANI): Comedian Fiona O'Loughlin has called Bindi Irwin a creep who needs a slap in the face.
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