bay of bengal


[ben-gawl, -gahl, beng-; ben-guhl, beng-]
a former province in NE India, now divided between India and Bangladesh. Compare East Bengal, West Bengal.
a part of the Indian Ocean between India and Burma (Myanmar).
a raw silk from Bengal.
a fabric, especially one made of silk and hair.
a fabric, similar to muslin, with printed stripes. Unabridged
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Bengal (bɛnˈɡɔːl, bɛŋ-)
1.  a former province of NE India, in the great deltas of the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers: in 1947 divided into West Bengal (belonging to India) and East Bengal (Bangladesh)
2.  Bay of Bengal a wide arm of the Indian Ocean, between India and Myanmar
3.  a breed of medium-large cat with a spotted or marbled coat

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Bay of Bengal [(ben-gawl, ben-gahl)]

Arm of the Indian Ocean between India and Sri Lanka on the west, Bangladesh on the north, and Southeast Asia on the east.

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