ben(redirected from Bens)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms.
Ben,in the Bible, Levite porter under David.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
an inner room in a house or cottage
1. any of several Asiatic trees of the genus Moringa, esp M. oleifera of Arabia and India, whose seeds yield oil of ben, used in manufacturing perfumes and cosmetics, lubricating delicate machinery, etc.: family Moringaceae
2. the seed of such a tree
Scot, Irish a mountain peak (esp in place names)
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005