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 for Bengal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bengal \Ben*gal"\, prop. n.
     1. A province in India, giving its name to various stuffs,
        animals, etc.
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     2. A thin stuff, made of silk and hair, originally brought
        from Bengal.
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     3. Striped gingham, originally brought from Bengal; Bengal
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     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.
        [1913 Webster] Bengalee

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a region whose eastern part is now Bangladesh and whose
           western part is included in India

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