Bandana vs Shawl - What's the difference?

bandana | shawl |


As nouns the difference between bandana and shawl

is that bandana is a large kerchief, usually colourful and used either as headgear or as a handkerchief, neckerchief, bikini, or sweatband while shawl is a square or rectangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, and shoulders.

As a verb shawl is

to wrap in a shawl.

bandana

English

Alternative forms

* bandanna

Noun

(en noun)
  • A large kerchief, usually colourful and used either as headgear or as a handkerchief, neckerchief, bikini, or sweatband.
  • A style of calico printing, in which white or bright spots are produced upon cloth previously dyed a uniform red or dark colour, by discharging portions of the color by chemical means, while the rest of the cloth is under pressure.
  • (Ure)

    See also

    * (wikipedia "bandana") ----

    shawl

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia shawl) (en noun)
  • A square or rectangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, and shoulders.
  • *
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    Derived terms

    * beshawled

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To wrap in a shawl.
  • (Thackeray)