a former province in NE India, now divided between India and Bangladesh.
Compare East Bengal, West Bengal.
Bay of, 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.
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)
Bay of Bengal, a wide arm of the Indian Ocean, between India and Myanmar
a breed of medium-large cat with a spotted or marbled coat
region in South Asia, named for its people, said to be from Banga, name of a founding chief. It is attested in Europe as far back as Marco Polo (1298), who wrote of Bangala.
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.
Bay of, an inlet of the Atlantic, in W Portugal. 20 miles (32 km) long; 35 miles (56 km) wide. a seaport on this bay, near Lisbon. Historical Examples At setubal Boutaca had built a church with three vaulted aisles of about the same height. Portuguese Architecture Walter Crum Watson The 802 Sado, which issues […]
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a bay of the Caribbean Sea in SW Cuba: site of attempted invasion of Cuba by anti-Castro forces April 1961. Bay of. Bay of Pigs. noun a bay on the SW coast of Cuba: scene of an unsuccessful invasion of Cuba by US-backed troops (April 17, 1961) Spanish name Bahia de los Cochinos interjection (Austral, […]
Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA), (Jean Almereyda) 1905–34, French film director. Bay of, an inlet of the Atlantic, in NW Spain. 19 miles (31 km) long. a seaport on this bay: naval battle 1702. Contemporary Examples Vigo, 45, says she was a teacher in the Bronx until she was laid off last year. My Day […]
Bay of, an inlet of the Ross Sea, in Antarctica: location of Little America. any of the larger marine mammals of the order Cetacea, especially as distinguished from the smaller dolphins and porpoises, having a fishlike body, forelimbs modified into flippers, and a head that is horizontally flattened. Informal. something big, great, or fine of […]