Bengal tiger
Bengal Ben*gal", prop. n. 1. A province in India, giving its name to various stuffs, animals, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. A thin stuff, made of silk and hair, originally brought from Bengal. [1913 Webster]

3. Striped gingham, originally brought from Bengal; Bengal stripes. [1913 Webster]

{Bengal light}, a firework containing niter, sulphur, and antimony, and producing a sustained and vivid colored light, used in making signals and in pyrotechnics; -- called also {blue light}.

{Bengal stripes}, a kind of cotton cloth woven with colored stripes. See {Bengal}, 3.

{Bengal tiger}. (Zo["o]l.). See {Tiger}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bengal tiger — Tiger Ti ger, n. [OE. tigre, F. tigre, L. tigris, Gr. ti gris; probably of Persian origin; cf. Zend tighra pointed, tighri an arrow, Per. t[=i]r; perhaps akin to E. stick, v. t.; probably so named from its quickness.] 1. A very large and powerful …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bengal tiger — Taxobox name = Bengal Tiger status = Endangered image caption = A Bengal Tiger in India s Bandhavgarh reserve. image width = 280px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Carnivora familia = Felidae genus = Panthera species …   Wikipedia

  • Bengal-Tiger — Königstiger Ein Königstiger Systematik Überfamilie: Katzenartige (Feloidea) Familie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bengal tiger — noun southern short haired tiger • Hypernyms: ↑tiger, ↑Panthera tigris * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized B : the southern short haired tiger …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bengal tiger — noun Date: 1826 a tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) occurring especially in India …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bengal tiger — noun A tiger of the subspecies Panthera tigris tigris found in various parts of the Indian subcontinent …   Wiktionary

  • Canna 'Bengal Tiger' — is an Italian Group canna cultivar with variegated foliage; plant height 190 cm; foliage height 140 cm; upright stems and gently spreading leaves; ovoid foliage, background of green (137A); veins variegated yellow (mostly 13B), but paler in… …   Wikipedia

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  • Bengal — (Bengali: বঙ্গ Bôngo , বাংলা Bangla , বঙ্গদেশ Bôngodesh or বাংলাদেশ Bangladesh ), is a historical and geographical region in the northeast of South Asia. Today it is mainly divided between the independent nation of Bangladesh (previously East… …   Wikipedia

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