a former group of states in NW India: amalgamated with Punjab state (in India) in 1956.
(formerly) a group of states in NW India, amalgamated in 1956 with Punjab state
n. sharpened and often poisoned bamboo stake set in a hole as a trap for animals or enemies, 1872, of unknown origin, probably from a Tibeto-Burman language (first recorded in a Bengal context).
[poo n-jee, puhn-] /ˈpʊn dʒi, ˈpʌn-/ noun 1. a sharp bamboo stake concealed in high grass at an angle so as to gash the feet and legs of enemy soldiers and often coated with excrement so as to cause an infected wound.
[puhngk] /pʌŋk/ noun 1. any prepared substance, usually in stick form, that will smolder and can be used to light fireworks, fuses, etc. 2. dry, decayed wood that can be used as tinder. 3. 3 . 4. a spongy substance derived from fungi; amadou; touchwood. [puhngk] /pʌŋk/ noun 1. Slang. 2. . 3. a style […]
[puhng-kuh] /ˈpʌŋ kə/ noun 1. (especially in India) a fan, especially a large, swinging, screenlike fan hung from the ceiling and moved by a servant or by machinery. adjective 2. of, pertaining to, used on, or working a punkah: punkah ropes. /ˈpʌŋkə/ noun 1. a fan made of a palm leaf or leaves