See under ben2 .
the seed of a tropical tree, Moringa pterygosperma, that yields an oil (ben oil) used in manufacturing cosmetics and lubricating delicate machinery.
an inner room in a house or cottage
in; within; inside; into the inner part (of a house)
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
(Scot & Irish) a mountain peak (esp in place names): Ben Lomond
Latin bene (well)
- Ben trovato
appropriate and characteristic even if untrue; happily invented or discovered. Historical Examples A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope Colley Cibber Notes and Queries, Number 242, June 17, 1854 Various The Best Short Stories of 1915 Various John Knox and the Reformation Andrew Lang Memories of a Musical Life William Mason Life and Times […]
Itzhak [yits-hok] /ˈyɪts hɒk/ (Show IPA), 1884?–1963, Israeli statesman, born in Russia: president of Israel 1952–63. noun Itzhak (ˈjɪtsxak). 1884–1963, Israeli statesman; president (1952–63)
ben-ammi Historical Examples Patriarchal Palestine Archibald Henry Sayce
ben-hadad Historical Examples The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall Wit and Humor of the Bible Marion D. Shutter The Bible for Young People Anonymous Selections from the Prose Writings of John Henry Cardinal Newman John Henry Newman History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6) Heinrich Graetz History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, and […]