Meaning of Bengal

Ben•gal

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