Badroulbadour

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Badroulbadour (Arabic: بدر البدور‎‎ badr ul-budūr, "full moon of full moons") is a princess from the Far East whom 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 a magic lamp, he discovers it contains a jinn bound to do the bidding of the person holding the lamp. With the aid of the jinn, 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 Disney's animated movie Aladdin, 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. She is a character in the children's novel Wishing Moon by Michael O. Tunnell, in which she is portrayed as a murderous, evil, power-hungry villainess.

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.