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ben



Pronunciation: (ben), [key] Scot.

n.
the inner or back room of a two-room cottage, esp. when used as a combined parlor and bedroom.

adv., prep.
within; inside.

adj.
inside; inner.

ben



Pronunciation: (ben), [key]
n.
the seed of a tropical tree, Moringa pterygosperma, that yields an oil (ben oil) used in manufacturing cosmetics and lubricating delicate machinery. Cf. horseradish tree.

ben



Pronunciation: (ben), [key]
n. Scot., Irish.
a mountain peak; high hill: Ben Nevis.

ben



Pronunciation: (ben), [key]
n. (often cap.)
son of (used esp. in Hebrew and Arabic names): Moses ben Maimon.

Ben



Pronunciation: (ben), [key]
n.
a male given name, form of Benjamin.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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