noun, plural ban·dy-ban·dies.
a small venomous snake, Vermicella annulata, inhabiting New South Wales, marked with black and white bands.
What Is A “Ban”?The word ban gets bandied about a lot these days, from vegan brides wanting to ban meat-eaters from their weddings to plastic straws getting banned from coffee drinks. But where did it come from and what does it mean now?
- bandy legs,
Origin of bandy-bandy
1925–30; < Kattang (Australian Aboriginal language spoken between Port Stephens and Port Macquarie, New South Wales) bandi-bandi
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noun plural -bandies
a small Australian elapid snake, Vermicella annulata, ringed with black and yellow
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