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Bengal a region consisting of the northeastern state of West Bengal in India and the neighboring country of Bangladesh. Bengal was formerly a province of India before India's division into India and Pakistan.
Bengali a native or inhabitant of Bengal. [3 definitions]
bengaline a heavy, corded fabric with crosswise ribs of coarse silk, wool, or synthetics, woven with wool or cotton.
Benghazi the seaport capital of Libya.
benighted in intellectual or moral darkness; ignorant; unenlightened. [2 definitions]
benign possessing or displaying kindness or gentleness. [4 definitions]
benignant kind and gracious, as to one's inferiors. [3 definitions]
benignity the quality or condition of being kind or beneficial; benignancy.
Benin an African country on the west central coast between Togo and Nigeria.
Benito Mussolini an Italian Fascist leader and premier of Italy from 1922 to 1943 (b.1883--d.1945); also known as "Il Duce" (The Leader).
Ben Nevis the highest mountain peak in Great Britain (elevation, 4,406 feet, or 1,344 meters), located in the Grampian Mountains of western Scotland. [2 definitions]
bent1 not straight; curved or crooked. [5 definitions]
bent2 any of several low-growing grasses, some of which are used for lawns or for hay; bent grass. [2 definitions]
bentonite either of two clays that are formed by the decomposition of volcanic ash, and that are very absorptive and capable of expanding to several times their normal volume.
bentwood wood that has been steamed and bent, used in furniture. [2 definitions]
benumb to render numb or without physical sensation, esp. by cold. [2 definitions]
benzene a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, obtained from petroleum and coal tar and used in or to make a wide variety of chemical products, such as insecticides, motor fuels, and solvents.
benzene ring the graphic representation of the benzene molecule or its derivatives as a hexagon with a carbon atom at each of its six points, and with attached atoms of hydrogen or other elements.
benzine a colorless, liquid mixture of flammable hydrocarbons, used as a solvent in cleaning and dyeing and as a motor fuel.
benzo- benzene or benzoic acid.
benzoate in chemistry, a salt or ester of benzoic acid.