[rib-uh nd]

Origin of riband

1350–1400; Middle English: ribbon
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  1. a ribbon, esp one awarded for some achievementSee also blue riband
  2. a flat rail attached to posts in a palisade

Word Origin for riband

C14: variant of ribbon
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Word Origin and History for riband

archaic for "ribbon," late 14c., from ribbon, with excrescent -d.

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