bindi(redirected from Bindi (disambiguation))
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.]
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(Anthropology & Ethnology) a decorative dot worn in the middle of the forehead, esp by Hindu women
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