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)
a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.
a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.
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