bandy-bandy

[ ban-dee-ban-dee ]
/ ˈbæn diˌbæn di /

noun, plural ban·dy-ban·dies.

a small venomous snake, Vermicella annulata, inhabiting New South Wales, marked with black and white bands.

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Origin of bandy-bandy

First recorded in 1925–30; from Kattang (an Australian Aboriginal language spoken between Port Stephens and Port Macquarie, New South Wales) bandi-bandi
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British Dictionary definitions for bandy-bandy

bandy-bandy
/ (ˈbændɪˈbændɪ) /

noun plural -bandies

a small Australian elapid snake, Vermicella annulata, ringed with black and yellow
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