Bengal: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ben-gôl', -gäl', beng-&wdspcben'g&schwal, beng'-), [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- a former province in NE India, now divided between India and Bangladesh. Cf.
- a part of the Indian Ocean between India and Burma (Myanmar).
- a raw silk from Bengal.
- a fabric, esp. one made of silk and hair.
- a fabric, similar to muslin, with printed stripes.