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  • proper noun The main distributary of the Ganges river in Bangladesh.
  • proper noun A common female given name in India.


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  • Queen Padma is a lot younger than Princess Leah and Luke Skywalker ... whom are supposedly her daughter and son ...

    My Sinister Agents Have Failed Me Again 2005

  • Sources tell us Adam is still furious over the name Padma chose for the baby. 2011

  • He picked up his cell phone, wandered into the living room, and called Padma.

    High School Confidential Jeremy Iversen 2006

  • The Padma is a circular array with angular projections.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 4 Books 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 Kisari Mohan [Translator] Ganguli

  • Indra saw that goddess called Padma having her habitation in the midst of lotuses.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 Kisari Mohan [Translator] Ganguli

  • "The issue of taking forward the our cooperation is something that under constant focus ... that is the purpose of coming to Bangladesh," Indian foreign secretary Nirupama Rao told reporters after a nearly two-hour meeting with her Bangladesh counterpart Mohamed Mijarul Quayes at the state guest house 'Padma' here.

    Daily News & Analysis 2009

  • Getty Images Padma Lakshmi, the evening's host, in a gold Chanel necklace The truth is the first couple of weeks in January in New York are pretty dead.

    Not-so-Hidden Gems Marshall Heyman 2012

  • We instead had to settle, in part, for the evening's host, Padma Lakshmi , whose gold Chanel neck piece actually looked as if it was just part of her black gown.

    Not-so-Hidden Gems Marshall Heyman 2012

  • The World Bank approved financing for the Padma Bridge project in April, but had not disbursed any funds given the ongoing investigation, said the spokesman.

    Canadian authorities probing employees of SNC-Lavalin Group Reuters 2011

  • Kamal Kishore/Reuters The last Nawab of Pataudi was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1964 and the Padma Shri in 1967 for excellence in sports.

    R.I.P. 'Tiger' Pataudi 2011


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