from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The Centaurea behen, or saw-leaved centaury.
  • n. The Cucubalus behen, or bladder campion, now called Silene inflata.
  • n. The Statice limonium, or sea lavender.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old name of the bladder-campion, Silene inflata.
  • n. Also, same as ben.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • It is obtained from a tree called behen, which grows in Mount Sinai and Upper Egypt, and, it is presumed, in certain parts of the Holy Land.

    Palestine or the Holy Land From the Earliest Period to the Present Time

  • Strike pe utar jao, bhale hi saare patients ko taklif ho, kisi ka bachha-bhai-maa-behen bhale hi marr jaye!!!!!!! en Español

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  • This stifling culture of behen, beti maa, bahu is definitely not Indian culture.

  • Vo apni family se pyaar kare, apni behen, bhai, bhabhi, sab se pyaar kare (he should love his whole family) ... only then can he love me.

    The Times of India

  • Lashing out at BSP supremo Mayawati, the Samajwadi Party on Sunday said that if BJP's LK Advani becomes PM after the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, she would become the deputy PM as the two parties are "bhai behen ki sathi" (companions as brother and sister).

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  • As for behen Swati, I do concede right away that I am of an unsound mind.


  • Aur choonki behen Swati bhi aapke khatoot se intahaayi hudood tak mutaasir haiN to yaqeenan aap jo bhi keh rahe haiN ghalat to woh sab nahiN hi hoga.


  • Kolkata: Among interesting catchphrases before polls, BSP has one that says, "UP hui hamari hai, ab dilli ki bari hai; Bharat ki majboori hai, behen Mayawati zaroori hai" (Now that we have conquered UP, it is Delhi's turn; the country needs Mayawati).


  • Drunk with the arrogance of daulaat, he never realized "ke doosre ki behen aur biwi pe nazar daalne waale ka kabhi accha naheen hota".

    Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind

  • "Kamal ho ya Haathi, bhai behen ka sathi" (Whether it be lotus (symbol of BJP) or Haathi (elephant - BSP's poll symbol) they are companions as brother and sister), he said adding that the same Mayawati, who was trying to become secular and has joined the Third Front, campaigned for Narendra Modi in Gujarat.

    The Times of India


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