Bombay

[ bom-bey ]
/ bɒmˈbeɪ /

noun

a former state in W India: divided in 1960 into the Gujarat and Maharashtra states.
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British Dictionary definitions for bombay

Bombay

/ (bɒmˈbeɪ) /

noun

the former English name of Mumbai
a breed of black short-haired medium-sized cat

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Culture definitions for bombay

Bombay

City in western India just off the coast of the Arabian Sea. It is now officially called Mumbai.


Note

India's second-largest city, after Calcutta, Bombay is the only natural deep-water harbor in western India.
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