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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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A long while this picture was thought to be Bindi Altoviti's portrait; now somebody will again have it to be the self-portrait of Raphael."
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Just as women pass soundlessly away, breaking through the multi-colored backdrop, casting off their jingling anklets, the sounds' allure withdraws, stripping off the bindi dot's red from the exit door between their brows; just as women pass from this strange indignity to chastity.
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