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1. A province in india, giving its name to various stuffs, animals, etc.

2. A thin stuff, made of silk and hair, originally brought from bengal.

3. Striped gingham, originally brought from Bengal; bengal stripes. Bengal light, a firework containing niter, sulphur, and antimony, and producing a sustained and vivid coloured light, used in making signals and in pyrotechnics; called also blue light. Bengal stripes, a kind of cotton cloth woven with coloured stripes. See bengal. Bengal tiger.

(Science: zoology) see tiger.