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or pun·kah  (pŭng′kə)
A fan used especially in India, made of a palm frond or strip of cloth hung from the ceiling and moved by a servant.

[Hindi paṅkhá, from Sanskrit pakṣakaḥ, fan, from pakṣaḥ, wing.]


(ˈpʌŋkə) or


(Tools) a fan made of a palm leaf or leaves
[C17: from Hindi pankhā, from Sanskrit paksaka fan, from paksa wing]
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