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ban·de·ril·la

 (băn′də-rē′ə, -rēl′yə)
n.
A decorated barbed dart that is thrust into the bull's neck or shoulder muscles by a banderillero in a bullfight.

[Spanish, diminutive of bandera, banner, from Vulgar Latin *bandāria; see banner.]
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banderilla

(ˌbændəˈriːə; -ˈriːljə)
n
(Bullfighting) bullfighting a decorated barbed dart, thrust into the bull's neck or shoulder
[Spanish, literally: a little banner, from bandera banner]
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ban•de•ril•la

(ˌbæn dəˈri ə, -ˈril yə)

n., pl. -las.
an ornamented dart with barbs that is stuck into the neck and shoulders of a bull by banderilleros.
[1790–1800; < Sp, =bander(a) banner + -illa diminutive suffix]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.banderilla - a decorated dart that is implanted in the neck or shoulders of the bull during a bull fightbanderilla - a decorated dart that is implanted in the neck or shoulders of the bull during a bull fight
dart - a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot
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