egyptian


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Egyptian \E*gyp"tian\, n.
   1. A native, or one of the people, of Egypt; also, the
      Egyptian language.
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   2. A gypsy. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Egyptian \E*gyp"tian\, a. [L. Aegyptius, Gr. ?, fr. ? (L.
   Aegyptus) Egypt: cf. F. ['e]gyptien. Cf. Gypsy.]
   Pertaining to Egypt, in Africa.
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   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.
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