Bengal light

noun
Ben·gal light | \ˈben-ˌgȯl-, ˌbeŋ-, -ˌgäl-, -gəl-\

Definition of Bengal light 

: a usually blue light or flare used formerly especially for signaling and illumination

First Known Use of Bengal light

1789, in the meaning defined above

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