What does Bengal mean?

Bengal meaning in General Dictionary

A province in India offering its name to different things creatures etc

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  • a spot whose east part has become Bangladesh and whose western component is included in India
  • A province in India, providing its name to numerous things, pets, etc.
  • A thin things, made from silk and hair, originally brought from Bengal.
  • Striped gingham, originally brought from Bengal; Bengal stripes.

Bengal meaning in Etymology Dictionary

area in Southern Asia, named because of its men and women, reported to be from Banga, name of a founding chief. It is attested in European countries as far back as Marco Polo (1298), who wrote of Bangala.


Bengal meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A province in India, giving its name to different things, creatures, etc.

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  • (letter.) A thin stuff, manufactured from silk and hair, initially brought from Bengal.
  • (letter.) Striped gingham, originally brought from Bengal; stripes.

Sentence Examples with the word Bengal

Dalton, The Ethnology of Bengal (1872); Sir W.

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