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6 definitions found
 for ben
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moringa \Mo*rin"ga\, prop. n. [Malayam murunggi.] (Bot.)
     A genus of trees of Southern India and Northern Africa. One
     species ({Moringa pterygosperma) is the horse-radish tree,
     and its seeds, as well as those of Moringa aptera, are
     known in commerce as ben or ben nuts, and yield the oil
     called oil of ben.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ben \Ben\, Ben nut \Ben" nut`\ . [Ar. b[=a]n, name of the tree.]
     (Bot.)
     The seed of one or more species of moringa; as, oil of ben.
     See Moringa.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ben \Ben\, adv. & prep. [AS. binnan; pref. be- by + innan
     within, in in.]
     Within; in; in or into the interior; toward the inner
     apartment. [Scot.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ben \Ben\, n. [See Ben, adv.]
     The inner or principal room in a hut or house of two rooms;
     -- opposed to but, the outer apartment. [Scot.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ben \Ben\
     An old form of the pl. indic. pr. of Be. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bene \Bene\, Ben \Ben\, n. [Native name.] (Zool.)
     A hoglike mammal of New Guinea ({Porcula papuensis).
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