Bengal

geographical name Ben·gal \ ben-ˈgȯl , 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

Bengalese

play \ˌbeŋ-gə-ˈlēz, ˌben-, -ˈlēs\ adjective or noun

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— see rose bengal

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