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A musical instrument similar to a large concertina, especially popular in Latin America.

[American Spanish bandoneón, from German Bandonion, Bandoneon : Heinrich Band (1821-1860), German inventor + (Akkord)ion, accordion; see accordion.]

ban·do′ne·on·ist (-ə-nĭst) n.
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(Instruments) a type of square concertina, esp used in Argentina
[C20: from Spanish, from German Bandonion, from Heinrich Band, its inventor]
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Noun1.bandoneon - a type of concertina popular in South Americabandoneon - a type of concertina popular in South America
concertina - free-reed instrument played like an accordion by pushing its ends together to force air through the reeds
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