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Banian or Banyan (A)

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A loose coat (Anglo-Indian).

“His coat was brownish black perhaps of yore,

In summer time a banyan loose he wore.”


Lowell: Fitz Adam’s Story (stanza 15).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Bandana or Bandanna
Bandbox
Bandbox Plot (The)
Bande Noire
Bandit
Bands
Bandy
Bane
Bangorian Controversy
Bang-up, or Slap-bang
Banian or Banyan (A)
Banian Dàys [Ban-yan]
Bank
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Bankrupt
Bankside
Banks’s Horse
Bannatyne Club
Banner
Banneret
Bannière