the inner or back room of a two-room cottage, especially when used as a combined parlor and bedroom.
Origin: 1400–50;late Middle English (Scots); as adv., unexplained variant of late Middle Englishbin,Middle Englishbinne,Old Englishbinnan (cognate with Old Frisianbinna,Middle Dutch,Germanbinnen), equivalent to bi-be- + innan within (cf. in)
in; within; inside; into the inner part (of a house)
[Old English binnan, from be- + innan inside]
any of several Asiatic trees of the genus Moringa, esp M. oleifera of Arabia and India, whose seeds yield oil of ben, used in manufacturing perfumes and cosmetics, lubricating delicate machinery, etc: family Moringaceae
the seed of such a tree
[C15: from Arabic bān]
(Scot), (Irish) a mountain peak (esp in place names): Ben Lomond