Bengal

[ ben-gawl, -gahl, beng-; ben-guhl, beng- ]
/ bɛnˈgɔl, -ˈgɑl, bɛŋ-; ˈbɛn gəl, ˈbɛŋ- /

noun

a former province in NE India, now divided between India and Bangladesh.Compare East Bengal, West Bengal.
Bay of, a part of the Indian Ocean between India and Burma (Myanmar).
a raw silk from Bengal.
a fabric, especially one made of silk and hair.
a fabric, similar to muslin, with printed stripes.

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Bengal
/ (bɛnˈɡɔːl, bɛŋ-) /

noun

a former province of NE India, in the great deltas of the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers: in 1947 divided into West Bengal (belonging to India) and East Bengal (Bangladesh)
Bay of Bengal a wide arm of the Indian Ocean, between India and Myanmar
a breed of medium-large cat with a spotted or marbled coat
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