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Pan·da·vas

 (pän′də-vəz)
pl.n.
In the Mahabharata, the five sons of the king Pandu and their allies, whose rivalry with, exile at the hands of, and eventual victory over their cousins the Kauravas form the main plot line of the epic.

Pan•da•vas

(ˈpʌn də vəz)

n.pl.
(in the Mahabharata) the family of Arjuna, at war with their cousins, the Kauravas.
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