• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bandore A musical stringed instrument, similar in form to a guitar; a pandore. It is now obsolete, but see bandura.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bandore An old variety of the zither. Also called bandalore.
    • n bandore A widow's veil for covering the head and face.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bandore ban-dōr′ a musical instrument like a guitar, with three or more strings.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. bandurria, fr. L. pandura, pandurium, a musical instrument of three strings, fr. Gr. pandoy^ra a three-stringed musical instrument. Cf. Pandore Banjo Mandolin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. bandurria, Fr. mandore; L. pandura, Gr. pandoura.


In literature:

Bandore, sort of lute, 170.
"Shakespeare and Music" by Edward W. Naylor