Bengal light

noun

Ben·​gal light ˈben-ˌgȯl- How to pronounce Bengal light (audio)
ˌbeŋ-,
-ˌgäl-,
-gəl-
: a usually blue light or flare used formerly especially for signaling and illumination

Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bengal light was in 1789

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“Bengal light.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bengal%20light. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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