Ben·​gal·​ee (ˈ)ben-¦gȯ-lē How to pronounce Bengalee (audio)
plural -s
: any of several small tropical songbirds commonly kept as cage birds: such as
or less commonly Bengalese
¦ben-gə-¦lēz How to pronounce Bengalee (audio)
: society finch

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from Bengali, Bengalee native of Bengal

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“Bengalee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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