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or Hoogh·ly

  1. a river in NE India, in W Bengal: the westernmost channel by which the Ganges enters the Bay of Bengal. 160 miles (258 km) long.
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Historical Examples

  • The following day the Glamorgan Castle dropped her anchor in the Hooghly.

    The Young Rajah

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Hooghly water is considered sacred by the Hindus living in this section.

  • The ashes are thrown in a lagoon of the Hooghly, or Ganges, River.

  • The Hooghly, with its floating corpses, had scarcely moved him.

    Artist and Model

    Ren de Pont-Jest

  • To assist the army the squadron entered the Hooghly, when a body of seamen was landed to attack the fort of Boujee.

British Dictionary definitions for hooghly


  1. a river in NE India, in West Bengal: the westernmost and commercially most important channel by which the River Ganges enters the Bay of Bengal. Length: 232 km (144 miles)
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