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egyptian


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Egyptian  \E*gyp"tian\,  a.  [L.  Aegyptius,  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  (L. 
  Aegyptus)  Egypt:  cf  F.  ['e]gyptien.  Cf  {Gypsy}.] 
  Pertaining  to  Egypt,  in  Africa. 
 
  {Egyptian  bean}.  (Bot.) 
  a  The  beanlike  fruit  of  an  aquatic  plant  ({Nelumbium 
  speciosum}),  somewhat  resembling  the  water  lily. 
  b  See  under  {Bean},  1. 
 
  {Egyptian  cross}.  See  Illust.  (No.  6)  of  {Cross}. 
 
  {Egyptian  thorn}  (Bot.),  a  medium-sized  tree  ({Acacia  vera}). 
  It  is  one  of  the  chief  sources  of  the  best  gum  arabic. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Egyptian  \E*gyp"tian\,  n. 
  1.  A  native,  or  one  of  the  people,  of  Egypt;  also  the 
  Egyptian  language. 
 
  2.  A  gypsy.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Egyptian 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  Egypt  or  its  people 
  or  their  language  [syn:  {Egyptian}] 
  n  1:  a  native  or  inhabitant  of  Egypt  [syn:  {Egyptian}] 
  2:  the  ancient  and  now  extinct  language  of  Pharaonic  Egypt; 
  written  records  date  back  to  3000  BC  [syn:  {Egyptian}] 




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