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nounSouth-East Asian, South Asian
A warehouse, especially at a port.
Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From Hindi bhaṇḍsāl, bhansāl storehouse, in α and some forms perhaps with remodelling of the first element after bank or its Romance equivalents, and in some forms probably with remodelling of the second element after hall.
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