Bengal

geographical name
Ben·​gal | \ ben-ˈgȯl How to pronounce Bengal (audio) , beŋ-, -ˈgäl\

Definition of Bengal

historic region of the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent including the delta of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers; a province of British India 1937–47; divided 1947 between Pakistan and India (republic) — see east bengal, east pakistan, west bengal

Other Words from Bengal

Bengalese \ ˌbeŋ-​gə-​ˈlēz How to pronounce Bengalese (audio) , ˌben-​ , -​ˈlēs \ adjective or noun

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Medical Definition of bengal

— see rose bengal

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