Ben*gal" (?), n.
A province in India, giving its name to various stuffs, animals, etc.
A thin stuff, made of silk and hair, originally brought from Bengal.
Striped gingham, originally brought from Bengal; Bengal stripes.
Bengal light, a firework containing niter, sulphur, and antimony, and producing a sustained and vivid colored light, used in making signals and in pyrotechnics; -- called also blue light. -- Bengal stripes, a kind of cotton cloth woven with colored stripes. See Bengal, 3. -- Bengal tiger. Zool.. See Tiger.
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