Badroulbadour

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Badroulbadour (Arabic بدر البدور, badru l-budūr, "full moon of full moons") is a princess from the far east who Aladdin married in The Story of Aladdin; or, the Wonderful Lamp (the full moon as a metaphor for female beauty is common throughout the Arabian Nights).

When Aladdin finds the magic lamp, he discovers it contains a djinn bound to do the bidding of the person holding the lamp. With the aid of the djinn, Aladdin—an impoverished young man who, in other circumstances, could not have aspired to marry a princess—becomes rich and powerful and marries Princess Badroulbadour.

In the animated version of "Aladdin" made by Disney, her name was changed to Jasmine and she was made an Arabian princess. She is also mentioned in a poem by Wallace Stevens called "The Worms at Heaven's Gate" in his book Harmonium.

The name Badroulbadour also appears in the novels The Good Soldier, by Ford Madox Ford, and Come Dance with Me by Russell Hoban. Hoban also mentions Badoura as the name of an Arabian princess in The Arabian Nights. Monica Baldwin, in her novel The Called and the Chosen, uses the name 'Badroulbadour' for the Siamese cat who belonged to her heroine, Ursula, before she became a nun.