- a decorative ribbon.
Origin of riband
1350–1400; Middle English: ribbon
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Examples from the Web for riband
Riband macaroni is best for these dishes, and should not be done so much.The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual
But presently I sought for a riband that was around my neck, and drew out a locket.Richard Carvel, Complete
He had cocked his hat, on which were bows of riband, and he wore a sword.For Faith and Freedom
Two ounces and a half of this riband are cut into 150 pieces of equal dimensions.Popular Technology; Volume 2
The lazagnes are macaroni left in the fillet or riband shape.
- a ribbon, esp one awarded for some achievementSee also blue riband
- a flat rail attached to posts in a palisade
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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