ba·gnio (bănyō, bän-)
n. pl. ba·gnios
1. A brothel.
a. A prison for slaves in Asian countries.
b. A public bathhouse in Italy or Turkey.
[Italian bagno, bath, from Latin balneum, from Greek balaneion.]
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